Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Compaq & Zotac

I’ve finally decided to retire my venerable Compaq Presario 6000 desktop computer. When I bought this computer in 2002, around the time Compaq was acquired by Hewlett Packard, it was a pretty powerful machine with a 2 GHz Pentium processor … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Second Machine Age

The Second Machine Age By Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2014 The steam engine was the iconic invention and the driving force behind the first machine age. It transformed the world by enabling … Continue reading

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Glasses online

A couple of weeks ago I bought eyeglasses online for the first time. Maybe I’m late to the party, but it had been a few years since I last needed new glasses – my prescription hardly ever changes – and … Continue reading

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Ambient awareness

Very interesting artilcle on the effects of social networking by Clive Thompson in the Sept. 7, 2008 Sunday New York Times Magazine.  The article describes how services like Twitter and Facebook facilitate "ambient awareness" about a large group of people … Continue reading

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ZD Net article: U.N. debate swirls around domain name power

Interesting ZDNet article here from the Internet Governance Forum meetings in Athens this week.  The article cites concern in the international community about the sway held by the US governemnt over certain key aspeInteresting ZDcts of the Internet. It seems … Continue reading

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