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It’s time to think about things that last.

October 27th 2016

Apple’s QuickTime 1.0 was completed on December 9th 1991, and the 25th anniversary of that game-changing technology is this year. There are very few architectures that anyone can think of that have survived for that period of time and continue to make a meaningful impact in technology circles. QuickTime is one of those rare technologies that keep giving, years after they were conceived.

To recognize this milestone, a private celebration event is scheduled for December 9, somewhere in the SF Bay Area and celebrate everyone’s contributions to QuickTime on its 25th anniversary.

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Getting ready for…

Techwatch October 25th 2016

There’s so much to prepare for  As October sadly comes to an end, and daylight savings time in the U.S. with it, we have to look to the future and be prepared for the next two very busy months. But we have our most favorite holiday (after Jontober, that is)—Halloween. This is when you get to dress up as your favorite character and go beg for treats. This year most of the cities in the U.S. have put a ban on clown suits, which, I am told, often include large yellow wigs. 

When is enough, enough?

13 hours is enough for one workday The French, bless them, have decreed that work ends when workers leave the office. In a deal negotiated between employer federations and unions, workers can feel free to ignore emails from their bosses that come in after hours, and employers are being asked to Click here to read this blog entry

Graphics Add-In Board report Q1 2014 - Charts and Images

Charts and Images for AIB Q1 2014 report Definitions The term “AIB” is an abbreviation for add-in board, also called a “card.” A “GPU” is the graphic processor unit on the AIB, also called the “chip.” Click here to read this news article

The next great era of computing started yesterday

My mom figures everyone who works in the high-tech industry must know each other. She’ll ask if I know Julia O’Conner’s daughter, “She works in computers out there.” I don’t even know Julia O’Conner, but my mom sees Click here to read this blog entry

New honors for old friends

The Scientific and Technical Academy Awards honor long proven No one comments on what they wore, and most moviegoers don’t realize what their work actually entails, but the winners of the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards make movie history as surely as did Marilyn Monroe. As usual, there Click here to read this blog entry

Predictions for the year of the horse: it’s looking pretty cloudy

It’s the year of the horse, and it’s pretty much anyone’s guess what that means for the year ahead, but it is a perfectly nifty device to hang an editorial on. There are the obvious associations. Horses are strong, they work hard, they have Click here to read this blog entry