Real World Computing Experience

The Triumph of Wishful Thinking over Common Sense The recent previews of the Microsoft Vista replacement with it’s unreliable “hands on” dragging experience (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7695933.stm) are another reminder that desires aren’t always satisfied and that designers don’t always design what people actually want for their daily work. PCPro Magazine have duplicated the recently banned Apple iPhone… Continue reading Real World Computing Experience

The Morals and Outcomes of File Sharing

Many moons ago, I read a short Sci-Fi story in a paperback book I’d bought called Business as Usual, During Alterations by Ralph Williams The book is a 1972 Pan edition of an earlier compilation by Damon Knight called “100 Years of Science Fiction” and is well worth a read if you can get a… Continue reading The Morals and Outcomes of File Sharing