Bill Gates’ Retirement Brings Forth End of 2 Eras
My IBM DOS 1.1 (circa 1982) is still in the original box ... He was "just another guy in the crowd" then. I remember asking him the significance of the picture of a music keyboard on the box cover for Windows. He said it was in anticipation of where ...
It’s time to disconnect from techno-fetishism
When the IBM computer Deep Blue defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997 it seemed to many we had crossed a threshold. By beating us at our (arguably) most complex intellectual task, man had… Clive Hamilton does not work for, consult to ...
Why Bill Gates should worry
Scott McNealy, the boss of Sun Microsystems (which invented Java), has often ... and the regulators' approach that should worry more technology firms than just Microsoft. Others, such as Intel, Cisco Systems and IBM, would do well to take notice.
Why Does It Cost So Much to Prepare a Patent Application?
But why does it cost so much money ... of filing the patent application. The way that those who offer rock-bottom prices manage to prepare and file patent applications so cheaply is because they describe EXACTLY what the inventor has invented.
10 outdated technologies our dads refuse to give up
About twice a year, my father comes to town for a visit. Until about a year ago, he always brought with him a film camera that was manufactured in 1982. The camera takes decent pictures, but it is almost 30 years old. About two years ago, my sister gave ...