Category: Technology

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The Ghosts of Technology Past

I’m fascinated by the Ghosts of Technology, most notably the floppy disk icon. It’s been twenty years since anyone used floppies as their primary medium, yet the icon shows no signs of weakening. Even...

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Facebook Oddities

If there’s such a thing as “Generation Z”, the Z must stand for “Zuckerberg”. Like it or not, we live in the Facebook era. As of September 2011, the social networking service is up...

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The Dark Ages of Apple

I was a Mac user back in the Dark Ages of Apple, when the company was as adrift as a rudderless ship in the Bermuda Triangle. But while the company was plagued by mismanagement...

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The Wit and Wisdom of Steve Jobs

Never have so many eulogies been written for a man who is still living.* Of course, we don’t know how much longer Steve Jobs will be with us in this world, but we know...

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Laptop Security at the Coffee Shop

The coffee shop is a great place to get some work done. If you’re a freelancer, it keeps you away from the distractions at home, and if you’re an office worker, it gets you...