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Weekend tech reading: Origin of the "post PC" buzzword

Weekend tech reading: Origin of the "post PC" buzzword

I've been examining the whole "post PC" buzzword that everyone is using these days on the eve of the Windows 8 release. I first heard the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs use it in 2007. But then I found out that David Clark, a senior scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab...

Weekend Open Forum: Tech innovators who deserve more attention

Weekend Open Forum: Tech innovators who deserve more attention

With the rapid advancement of modern technology, it's increasingly humbling to look back at the computer industry's beginnings. Bill Gates, Linus Torvalds, Tim Berners-Lee and the late Steve Jobs are all famous for their contributions, but there are hundreds of scarcely-recognized individuals...

Weekend tech reading: Why the PC still matters

Weekend tech reading: Why the PC still matters

Many, including Apple's Tim Cook and Steve Jobs before him, believe that we're entering a "Post-PC era" where smartphones, tablets and cloud-powered thin clients like Google's Chromebooks will eliminate traditional computers. Sales numbers seem to...

Happy Birthday: Atari turns 40 today

Happy Birthday: Atari turns 40 today

If you grew up in the 1970s or 1980s, today might very well have a special significance to you. On June 27, 1972, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney filed incorporation papers for Atari, a move that many say single-handedly helped…