iPhone’s Great Granddaddy Celebrates 50th Birthday
At a time when computers were operated with punch cards and command lines -- and the mouse had not yet been invented -- Sutherland used a light pen to manipulate lines and shapes on a screen. With Sketchpad, you could draw perfectly straight lines ...
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.
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 ...
The Last Dinosaur
But who cares, they are all from the same undifferentiated prehistory. They are from left to right, top to bottom, an Underwood, Olympia, Remington Noiseless, IBM Selectric and the Smith Corona portable electric. A word of explanation. Typewriters were ...