NeXT and the online revolution
posted on Oct 8, 2013
The Steve Jobs nobody knew, Rolling Stone magazine: A year earlier, a hotshot programmer at the University of Illinois named Marc Andreessen had created the first Web browser, and the dot-com revolution was about to take off...
What's behind Microsoft's fall from dominance?
posted on Sep 10, 2013
Barry Ritholtz seems to be one of the few tech pundits who understand how Microsoft lost its mojo: Microsoft had its deal with the devil: Its lightning in a bottle was not some awesome technology or brilliant breakthrough â€“ it was a clause in a contract that led to an enormously profitable monopoly...
Do 90% of computer users hate learning?
posted on Mar 14, 2013
Matt Baxter-Reynolds claims that "90 percent of users just use technology to get a job done and have no tolerance for learning at all...
How the Mac got its mojo back
posted on Mar 5, 2013
Further to my last post, Mike Arrington has some similar thoughts about the success of the Mac being directly related to the Internet...
Open does beat closed
posted on Mar 1, 2013
John Gruber missed the simplest and most obvious rebuttal to Tim Wu's "open beats closed" thesis, and that is: Like many people, possibly including Gruber, Wu is under the mistaken impression that Apple is down at the "closed" end of the scale...
How Microsoft Lost Its Mojo
posted on Jul 26, 2012
Vanity Fair has a lengthly article on Microsoft's lost decade, that tries to pin down how the software giant fumbled its seemingly insurmountable lead in the tech industry...
iOS maps SUCK!!!1! No, wait, that other thing...
posted on Sep 21, 2012
I upgraded to iOS6 just to get the new maps app so I could see what all the bitching was about...
What a delightful system crash
posted on Sep 19, 2012
My MacBook had a complete and total failure today...
Ultimate hipster iPhone case
posted on Sep 19, 2012
When my fake-cassette-tape iPhone case wears out, I'm buying one of these. Yes, it's real.
More retro terminal fun
posted on Aug 9, 2011
Not satisfied with the awesomeness that is ((Cathode)), JSTN at tumblr is doing it in true old school style, hooking up a vintage VT220 terminal to his Mac. (Not to mention blogging about it in a line printer font.)