Archive for November, 2013

Once Upon A LOST Remake

Posted: November 30, 2013 in Once, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
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The Once writers seem to be fans of a certain show that once drove public imagination for many years.  At least they have been accused of such by some of the fandom.  I’ve had my own random thoughts in that regard:  (more…)

One of the most unique aspects of the personal computer industry, I think, is the fascination of successful companies doing everything in their power to destroy themselves.  In the 1980’s it was Apple that threw away PC industry dominance by sticking to a high-priced proprietary architecture when the world demanded open systems.  Of course, Apple has largely marched to its own drum and has variously survived or prospered.  Blindly ignoring the Apple example, IBM did the same with the PS/2 in the latter part of the decade.  Lotus committed suicide with an insistence of a copy protection scheme that did nothing more than harass legal users until Borland took over the market with Quattro Pro and its “like a book” license.  Yes.  It was Borland that beat Lotus 1-2-3, not Excel.  Not many today realize this.   (more…)

A Personal Word On Where I have Been

Posted: November 27, 2013 in General

I’ve had a few questions about where I’ve been over the last few months, regarding the blog.  I’ve also been much reduced in my social network activity, doing little more than repost some articles that interest me on my Facebook page.  I’d like to take a few moments to give an update to my friends who may not know yet. (more…)