The first computer I owned was the Osborne 1, though the one I purchased was already several years old and a bit old fashioned by that time - probably it was in the late 1980s. I even bought a second model for parts. The Osborne 1 was the world's first truly portable computer. It was … Continue reading Adam Osborne and his computer
I was just reading a review of the Logitech G710+ mechanical gaming keyboard. I was given this as a gift some time ago by my son when he bought for himself a still more expensive keyboard. In general I’m quite happy with the keyboard, though I can’t say that the typing experience is amazingly better … Continue reading Keyboards and pointing devices
Noticing that my Dell laptop was becoming misshapen, I remembered what happened recently to an old cell phone. This was the same. I extracted the useless swollen battery and saved my laptop. Now it works just as well, as long as it is plugged in.
A number of times I've tried out new apps for my Firefox OS phone and they haven't worked. The latest was an ftp program - the only one in the app store. I got it to work once, and then not. Really, I've no patience for applications that are more trouble than they are worth, … Continue reading No patience for stuff that “almost” works
Funny how these are so crazy popular here and in Europe, whereas on my recent trip to Washington and Virginia, I didn't see even one. Also, on my last check, the new generation of electric bicycles hadn't yet reached India - apparently not even in Auroville, which once led the way with electric vehicles. Despite … Continue reading Electric bikes, and the uneven distribution of tech
Computerworld has an article about the success of Chromebooks this year: "Chromebooks' success punches Microsoft in the gut" and Dave Winer has written his response in a blog post Microsoft and netbooks, in which he rues Microsoft's failure to capitalize properly on Netbooks. As a result of its missteps, i.e., not understanding the need for … Continue reading Computing for Dummies