There are, on rare occasions, people of brilliance and insight that forever change the world around them. Ford. DaVinci. Einstein. Disney. Add to that Steve Jobs. Even though he only lived to 56 years, Steve Jobs changed the world forever. Not just the world of technology, but the way millions of people across the world [...]
Entries In The Category "Nerd-O-Rama"
I’ve finally gotten around to updating the template around here. The last update was all the way back in 2007, so it was time to do a little freshening up. For one, since 2007 more and more people are browsing the web on mobile devices like the iPad. And this site is now designed to [...]
I’ve had about a month to play around with the iPad, Apple’s long-awaited tablet computer. The iPad seems to engender more controversy than any other gadget I’ve seen. People seem to either love the iPad or absolutely hate it. After playing around with it, I’m firmly in the “love it” camp. The reason why the [...]
So, Steve Jobs has bestowed the iPad upon the world. This is the device that a lot of tech-heads have been predicting for years: the almost-mythical Apple Tablet. This thing’s been predicted before even the iPhone. What’s In A Name? The “iPad” moniker was a bad call. Yes, it’s already the butt of jokes. Yes, [...]
Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, culminating in the first human footsteps on the Moon. Charles Krauthammer has a deeply thoughtful piece on the Moon we left behind: But look up from your BlackBerry one night. That is the moon. On it are exactly 12 sets of human footprints — [...]
Next Big Future reports on a joint Chinese-South African project to advance pebble bed reactor technology. Pebble bed reactors are an advanced type of nuclear reactor design that promises to be significantly safer than conventional designs, for more details see here. One of the reasons I’ve said that the future may well belong to the [...]
This can only be the result of our unsustainable human activity. Where is Al Gore on this?