The C-64 sort of turns 30 this week. It was introduced 30 years ago this week, though it wasn’t until August or so that you could actually buy one. It took that long for memory prices to come down to reach the target price, and if memory serves, the machine they displayed at CES in [...]
My name is Dave. I am an Amigaholic. I thought I was recovered. But I don’t think you ever recover. Not really. You see, this week I was trolling Craigslist for garage sales. I look for trains, toys for my boys, and other things that strike my fancy. I spotted a sale that advertised an [...]
And speaking of duds, it looks like HP has one on their hands in their Web OS-based tablets. Best Buy has about a quarter-million unsold tablets in their warehouse and has only managed to sell 25,000 of them. And when Woot ran a special on them, selling them for $120 off, they sold a whopping [...]
I grew up on the Commodore 128. We got one for Christmas 1985 (an upgrade from a Commodore 64). It was a bit of a quirky machine, but I liked it. On the retro computing forums, it might be the most controversial thing Commodore ever did. Which says something, seeing as some computer historians have [...]
Infoworld’s Paul Venizia stirred up a controversy, asking what happened to sysadmins who can fix things, as opposed to just rebuilding machines any time something went wrong. The definition changed, mostly. At least that’s what I think.