In Apple’s first real setback since the release of the iMac in 1998 (which was their second computer market revolution after the Mac’s 1984 birth), Apple recently announced that production of the Power Mac G4 Cube will be suspended indefinitely. … Continue readingThe Cube Goes Down the Tubes
Science writing wasn’t really an early focus in my career for two reasons. First, it’s a small, specialised field and I frankly didn’t have the experience or knowledge. Second, I’d considered myself a computer, phone and application guy since first becoming a freelance writer.
I reviewed the latest mobiles and software. I was fully acquainted with the whole Mac versus PC thing at its height. I gave ratings out of five, knew all the products RRPs and my system was littered with product shots from PR agencies working for the IBMs, Lenovos and Samsungs of the world.
Today my interest is where tech fits into our lives. Sometimes it’s AI agents that appear all but human, sometimes it’s an emerging field like the new Internet of Things paradigm of short lived, disposable sensors.
But my knowledge of science evolved and grew and I’ve been thrilled to join the ranks I’d always admired and envied and write about scientific topics from the whimsical, like when Skylab returned to Earth in remote Western Australia, to the socially urgent, like the way the human brain reacts to sexual assault.
The dotcom revolution will go down in history as having lost as many fortunes as it’s made. However, the infrastructure that remains in place for further IT&T development confirms that the public, government and business sector still have enormous faith in its potential as well as associated software and usage technologies. … Continue readingBridging the Digital Divide
After paying $17 billion for the company, which they valued at $20bn including debts, Singtel announced early that they would still operate all Optus’ businesses — including local and long distance phone calls, the mobile phone network and pay TV. … Continue readingTelecommunications Deals May Prove a Boon to WA
This machine will soon reflect your personality, beliefs, talents’ even your favourite colour. So if you aren’t crazy about the giant Mac smiley face or the scenes straight out of Innerspace, you’ll want a new desktop pattern or picture. … Continue readingCreate Your Own Desktop Picture
Sales figures for Christmas ’99 weren’t exactly what the dotcom industry had hoped for. Also, problems with order delivery and fulfillment were highlighted in a recent study … Continue readingWhat Will Santa Bring the E-tailers?