Thursday, August 6, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
But of course. And nothing is going to hit the ultrathin notebook sweetspot, or the netbook sweetspot, until Apple comes out with there iPhone-based tablet that'll knock everybody's socks off. Which will happen, soon enough.
PC World says the Apple Tablet is real. Now, we'll finally get an actual netbook market. Sorta like we got an MP3 market when Apple released the iPod, and finally got a touch-screen Internet phone market when Apple released the iPhone.
That's the stone-cold truth. Later, my friends.
Friday, July 31, 2009
And here's the "trailer" for Tron: Legacy. Sigh. Can't wait for that.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Jim Dale really does a great job of reading the books. Get 'em all from Amazon here.
In other news, you gotta read Athra. It's an on-line graphic novel by a friend of mine, and it's totally awesome. Go now!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
How about exam lamps, like this Grafco Halogen Exam Lamp? Or how about Stethoscopes? Like this MDF Premier Stethoscope. The MDF® ER Premier™ 22K Gold-Plated Stethoscope is a robust and versatile stethoscope with superior acoustic quality that enables ER physicians to deliver fast and efficient emergency care to both pediatric and adult patients using just one stethoscope. Also with an included Bell Conversion this stethoscope can be transformed into Classic Cardiology™ Stethoscope. Precisely handcrafted from premium stainless steel for the highest performance and unmatched durability in any emergency medical setting. Pretty cool, huh?
Not exactly software and technology, but I've got to do whatever I can to promote the job I have, which is hanging on by a thread. So I'll try just about anything. Come on by! Feed my children! Take care of your healthcare needs! And . . . more later.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Ah, history. CompuServe was the first major commercial online service in the United States. It charged hourly rates, and those rates were expensive. You might spend $79 dollars a month, now, to get gigabits of always-on internet access, at the top. Back in the day, you could burn through $79 in a single evening, chatting on the CB at 300 Baud thanks to your handy-dandy accoustic modem.
BTW, that Smartmodem 1200 was $699, back in the day when it was first introduced. That'd be about what? $1500 now? I bought mine a little later, and it was only $399. Still--wow. Expensive.
UPDATE: I decided to check this using The Inflation Calculator. What cost $699 in 1981 would cost someone $1635.20 in 2008 dollars. So, there ya go.
CompuServe hung-on. My very first internet access was through Compuserve, using their PPP service to establish my Internet connection. My, how things have changed. And now, Compuserve is on the way out. Goodbye, CIS! We shall miss you.
Anyone else remember Apple's eWorld? I gotta do a post on that, sometime.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
No, not really. The Mophie Juice Pack provides longer battery life for your iPhone. Which is handy, if you can't be bothered to remember to plug the thing in on a regular basis.
And somebody says you can win a Mophie Juice Pack or something. Cool.
In other Macintosh related news, here are 10 OS X Pranks that'll get you fired. Or at least physically assaulted.
In other news, this cartoon is just stupid.