Hand is not ball! Our little site here is currently under attack from Russian hack-bots so I’ve started to take defensive measures. I’ve had to wipe out all user accounts and some of the various redirects that have built up … Read the rest
There have been shoe computers before. Since the early 1980’s people have been shoving embedded computers of some sort into their shoes for mileage and step tracking. Apple & Nike have been doing this for 15 years too.
Now, started … Read the rest
Missed this one over the holiday, but on July 3rd, Douglas Engelbart died at the digital sounding age of 88. He was not a household name, but amongst PC history geeks he’s about as important as they come. By 1968 … Read the rest
17 years ago Apple tried to combine a computer and a video game for the living room. It sold nearly 0 copies although it was an interesting attempt. Check out the early tour of the machine:
Check out the full … Read the rest
“The Witch” is back.?‘The Witch?: World?s Oldest Digital Computer Resurrected.
I think this video story misses some key historical points. In the late 1930’s you probably know there was some serious war action popping off. Germany and Japan … Read the rest
Avid software started in video editing in the early 90’s, then bought Digidesign (makers of Pro-Tools professional audio) as well as M-Audio (consumer audio) and for the last few years has been one of the biggest A/V hardware and software … Read the rest
I’ve never been clear on the difference in “replace” and “displace”, I just know that tablets are the future and people who degrade them as faddish or toys are in denial. I type this before hitting the dictionary to see….… Read the rest
I present the first computer I purchased (and still a favorite of mine)…
The 8 bit goodness of the Atari 130xe.
Commodore people were everywhere back then (like Windows now), waiting 23 minutes to load a game, but my Atari … Read the rest
Market speak for computer companies during my geek-life:
My first glance:
IBM = titans, Microsoft = nerds, Apple = hippies, Atari = artists
My High school years:
IBM = clumsy old titans, Microsoft = business nerds, Apple = misguided hippies … Read the rest