Focus

One word that Apple iOS 15 upgrade reminded us, the technologists and the tech-savvy consumers, to commit ourselves to is: Focus

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RIP Sir Clive Sinclair

RIP Sir Clive Sinclair, an Engish genius who helped shape home computing in the late seventies and early eighties. He invented the first mass computer for under 100 pounds, the ZX 80, and produced technologies that were far ahead of his time such as a 1975 computer watch and 1985 e-vehicle. He single-handedly launched the… Continue reading RIP Sir Clive Sinclair

Linux 30th Anniversary

Happy 30th birthday today, Linux. From Wiki History of Linux (https://lnkd.in/gq_HnS_r) “As Torvalds wrote in his book Just for Fun,[13] he eventually ended up writing an operating system kernel. On 25 August 1991, he (at age 21) announced this system in a Usenet posting to the newsgroup “comp.os.minix.” :[14] Hello everybody out there using minix… Continue reading Linux 30th Anniversary

Computing Heroes

 Great article on the computing heroes, the genuinely good hackers, that revolutionized the personal computer industry #computing https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2021/4/251341-when-hackers-were-heroes/fulltext#.YJgRAVO4S9I.linkedin

The Phone

A piece of history – how digital communication started – Bell System 

“Without Me You’re Nothing: The Essential Guide to Home Computers”

Lately, I’ve been reading an old vintage book on computers: Frank Herbert (creator of Dune) book “Without Me You’re Nothing: The Essential Guide to Home Computers” published in 1981 (ISBN 0671412876, ~$10 on Amazon). Coauthored with Max Bernard, he talks about how computers work at the time and in the future. Forty years after, I… Continue reading “Without Me You’re Nothing: The Essential Guide to Home Computers”

60-year-old transistor radio

Japan has always played a significant role in the development of computers and electronics. For the computer history passionate, such as myself, the Information Processing Society of Japan website is a gold mine for historical resources. Their computer museum at https://lnkd.in/gWRB8z5 provides the development history of computers in Japan and its key pioneers. Recently, I grabbed a… Continue reading 60-year-old transistor radio

Mahatma Gandhi

Inspiring quote from Mahatma Gandhi“ Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it because you can’t know. You can’t ever really know the meaning of your life. And you don’t need to. Every life has meaning, whether it lasts one hundred years or one hundred seconds.” Mahatma Gandhi.

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Keeping The Planet

Saw this outside a gallery. It reminds me of the baby in Stanley Kubrick Space Odyssey 2001

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