Daily Archives: May 6, 2011

Escaping the Monopoly, One Application at a Time

Much of the lock-in to Wintel is in the form of applications that are only available on that platform: depend on the app – depend on the platform. There is a news item about a medium-sized business finding that Wintel … Continue reading

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ARM and Apples

My prediction that ARM will invade the PC space more generally seems to be coming true even at Apple who only a few years ago migrated from PPC to x86. When ARM goes to 64bit, Apple is expected to move … Continue reading

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Really Small Cheap Computers in Education

A reader brought this to my attention. An organization has developed a prototype of a small cheap computer on a USB stick that could bring back the enthusiasm of young people for IT that they had in the 1980s with … Continue reading

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