Definition of the word “technology” in the Online Encyclopedia: 1610s, “a discourse or treatise on an art or the arts,” from Greek tekhnologia “systematic treatment of an art, craft, or technique,” originally referring to grammar, from tekhno-, combining form of tekhnē “art, skill, craft in work; method, system, an art, a system or method of making or doing,” from PIE *teks-na- “craft” (of… Continue reading Defining”Technology”
I didn’t have a chance to write this until now, but I want to pay tribute to the late computer engineer Chuck Peddle who passed away on Dec 15 at the age of 82. Chuck is the inventor of the $25 6502 microprocessor in the 70s (equivalent to $130 today) that created the personal computer… Continue reading RIP, Chuck
On New Year’s Eve twenty years ago (the year 2000), I was at an accountant’s office watching over his servers and software to make sure the year 2000 would pass with no glitches. I previously did the software upgrades and carefully checked everything as the year 2000 trickled through the night. As technologists, we ensure… Continue reading Happy new year, techies and all!
I am a big fan of Steve Jobs, but it is essential to watch how a mix of ingenuity and arrogance when Steve was young can lead to failed implementations. After he was kicked off Apple in the 80s, Steve picked up several talents to create the NeXt computer, which he wanted to be the… Continue reading Steve Jobs