Sad month for IT publication magazines

Sad month for IT publication magazines. After 30 years of publication, the Microsoft Development Network (MSDN) magazine, which first started as Microsoft Systems Journal in 1986 then consolidated with Microsoft Internet Developer magazine in 2000, has released its last paper issue this month. Its technology content will find its place through Microsoft’s document websites, but… Continue reading Sad month for IT publication magazines

US adults and tech knowledge

A recent Pew Research study found that most US adults answered digital-related questions correctly only less than half of the time. Some security-related questions, such as two-factor authentication, were correctly answered by only 28% of the surveyed US adults. 49% of those surveyed were not sure what private browsing is, while only 24% knew that a private… Continue reading US adults and tech knowledge

The old tech is new tech!

My teenage daughter enjoys listening to her favorite singer on a 30yr old vintage cassette (tape) playing Walkman. She finds such 20th-century technology to be remarkable. The experience with physical non-digital actions, such as pressing FF (Fast Forward), REW (Rewind), Play, or ejecting then reversing a tape, is not just an old school thing anymore.… Continue reading The old tech is new tech!