Tags → computers
- 21-Apr-2022“A short conversation with, and about, a bank” by Dan Hon
A short conversation with, and about, a bank by Dan Hon is brilliant and hilarious and covers a great deal of what I mean when I say computers are bad and are to be avoided. If you are so inclined, you might enjoy a subscription to his newsletter.
- Cousins and TI-99/4a
That’s me and my cousins. I was quite proud to show off my TI-99/4a computer. 4 MHz processor and less RAM than pretty much any photo posted to any social media service you use daily. I did my first graphics programming on that computer. You can also see the tape recorder/radio I saved programs onto….
- 28-Jan-2015Grace Hopper!
Learn about Grace Hopper and you’ll be a happier person.
- 05-Mar-2010Cloud computing described by Larry Ellison
Apparently this “cloud” thing is made of computers, it’s not just water vapor. Funny video featuring Larry Ellison. via Daring Fireball
- Apple to retcon the PADD
PADD = “PADD” is an acronym for Personal Access Display Device, a hand-held computer interface, used as early as the 22nd century and well into the 24th century. Supposedly Apple Computer of Cupertino, California will be retconning the PADD in about an hour. I will defer to Jason Kottke on what the best sources of…
- Computers, Tron & Clifford Stoll
I’m not sure how many of you have fond memories of the movie Tron, but I do. I recall going with my uncle to some office to play “Adventure” — an early (1983) text adventure game. My uncle was friends with various folks in electronics manufacturing in the early 1980s in San Diego. So I…