Just like people who collect cars, movies, pyrex, and tupperware, there are always things you want to collect within that hobby. And while there are quite a few models of computers I’d like to eventually own – I’ll include my top five (reasonable) choices here and talk about them a little bit. Continue reading Top 5 Most Wanted Computers
When I was four years old, Green Day was the popular band – and Windows XP was the newest operating system, with the iPod being everyone’s “must have” gadget. Yet, I had something totally different… Continue reading TBT: My “Gateway” into Computers
The era spawning from the 1950s throughout the 1980s can be considered the golden era of telecommunication. While computers were expanding from items consuming entire rooms to something that could fit on a person’s desk, so was the way we communicate. Televisions went from being a luxury item to being in every home. Telephone systems were not only used for voice, but to transfer data from one location to another almost instantaneously. The inventions and innovations from this period have led to technologies we rely on every day: the internet, satellite television, fiber-optics, cell phones, and et cetera. But it’s often forgotten how we’ve arrived where we are. Continue reading AT&T Long Lines – A Forgotten System
Since President Trump signed an executive order which would greatly expand broadband internet access into rural areas, and I briefly mentioned my experience with dial-up in my previous “Throwback Thursday” entry, I will elaborate on my experiences. Continue reading TBT: Dialing Up!
In this “Throwback Thursday”, I will recall my first experiences with getting a laptop. Continue reading TBT: My First Laptop
Today I received a new toy from Canada… Continue reading T42: A New Toy
Last week, my 85-year old grandfather stumbled across an old hard drive I had laying around. He picked it up and asked “what is this?” Continue reading The Hard Drive
If there was one computer of the 1960s that changed the way we compute, it would be the IBM System/360. Continue reading IBM System/360
Since the 1970s, electronically-produced music has been produced with the aid of computers and synthesizers. Today, almost all songs have at least some aspect performed by a synthesizer, but how did this become to be? Continue reading Electronic Music and MIDI
If IBM is known for their mainframe computers, Digital Electronics Corporation (DEC) was most famous for their contributions to the minicomputer industry.