Category Archives: Computing

Microslob Ad

As you may or may not know, Microsoft is about to make available their new phone…I like it, and I like the song (the Luna version is better though), and I thought it was an interesting choice…It’s gonna gain market share and kick a bit of Google ass which is good….

Apple and Eve?

Is the name of Apple’s upcoming tech wonder, “iPad,” really the best that Steve Jobs and his marketeers had?

In a short piece called “iPad: Apple’s Way of Reaching out to Women?” Shereen Meraji offered the following snippet a few weeks ago: “I’m assuming there were no women on the naming team at Apple. Because, hey, when women hear or read the word pad, we think Kotex and cramps. I wouldn’t mind the name so much if I could buy one at my local CVS.”

The prescient writers at Mad TV saw this potential name blunder back in 2006.

Billy G.

Bill Gates

Mr. Bill Gates, moments before getting hit by a pie in 1998…(not really related to my post, but I just thought it was funny!)

Here we are 12 years latter and many so called computer revolutions have passed, in just twelve years!  Just the other day, Mr. Gates joined the rank and file of Twitter users and was immediately befriended by over 100k users.  Ironic that the man who helped usher in one of the first computer revolutions is now just a “user” in the continueing expansion of technology in our society.  I wonder what Mr. Gates thinks of the upcoming Apple release? It will surely be the iTablet, yet another “revolution” that will supposedly change the way we communicate.  Has technology become a fad? Has each micro generation felt the need to create there own new version of the bell bottom?  Back in the early nineties, all the rage was server technology with the client being a dumb terminal.  Then came along the all powerful PC and the thought of a wimpy client that could access information on the server died.  Now we are back full circle with the advent of cloud computing and many touting the death of the PC, and Mr. Gates has just helped by jumping into Twitter.   No longer will you hear the words dumb client in reference to your iPhone, Blackberry, etc. but that is exactly their purpose, store nothing, compute nothing, get everything from the server (now renamed the “cloud”).  How long will it last?  How long before the PC centric view comes back?  And what does this say about our society?  Everything will be stored in the “cloud”….  Are we moving to a more socialistic system that values the whole more than the individual?