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Why shouldn't a PC work like a refrigerator or a toaster?

Why shouldn't a PC work like a refrigerator or a toaster?

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I find sitting at a specially equipped desk in front of some pretty ugly plastics and staring at a little read more

I find sitting at a specially equipped desk in front of some pretty ugly plastics and staring at a little window is a very unnatural event.

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As nuclear and other technological achievements continue to mount, the normal life span will continue to climb. The hourly productivity read more

As nuclear and other technological achievements continue to mount, the normal life span will continue to climb. The hourly productivity of the worker will increase.

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Scientists are the easiest to fool. They think in straight, predictable, directable, and therefore misdirectable, lines. The only world they read more

Scientists are the easiest to fool. They think in straight, predictable, directable, and therefore misdirectable, lines. The only world they know is the one where everything has a logical explanation and things are what they appear to be. Children and conjurors - they terrify me. Scientists are no problem; against them I feel quite confident. -James P. Hogan.

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The NeXT Computer: The hardware makes it a PC, the software makes it a workstation, the unit sales makes it read more

The NeXT Computer: The hardware makes it a PC, the software makes it a workstation, the unit sales makes it a mainframe.

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Since the invention of the microprocessor, the cost of moving a byte of information around has fallen on the order read more

Since the invention of the microprocessor, the cost of moving a byte of information around has fallen on the order of 10-million-fold. Never before in the human history has any product or service gotten 10 million times cheaper-much less in the course of a couple decades. That's as if a 747 plane, once at $150 million a piece, could now be bought for about the price of a large pizza.

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I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other read more

I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.

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It will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It read more

It will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven.

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Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.

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