Colourful computer history

I love James Ball's colourful photographic history of computers. These machines are grossly under-powered compared to the devices we use today. Still, they're a wonderful reminder of how far we've come, and what lies ahead for us in technological terms. This Telefunken RA770 (circa 1970) is one of my favourites: Via The Stylish & Colorful…

Watching the Mars Rover landing in bed

I just watched the JPL live feed as the Mars Rover landed on Mars and began transmitting data back from the red planet's surface. Aside from being able to watch this historic event (well, live from JPL, the data from Mars is delayed due to the distance to Mars), I got a huge kick out…

Speed Kills and going Amish at Heavy Chef

I finally attended a Heavy Chef event this evening and listed to Don Packett talk about similar themes to Joe Kraus' talk recently. One of the comments I made after Don finished his talk was that our approach should probably be more about better choices when it comes to our technology rather than becoming Amish.…
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