Category Archives: Web

“I love old tech,” or, “I hope this doesn’t make me a hipster”

Maybe because I have a tendency towards being a platonistic‎ romantic idealist, but I really like old computer tech. Continue reading

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“Aglow, how ever so dimly in the dark”, or “New Mac Pro, Woo hoo!”

June, 2003 was the last time I was genuinely, honestly, excited about Apple hardware. The hot machine in question was the Power Mac G5. Powered by one or two, IBM PowerPC 970. The video which accompanied it wowed me with it’s description of the hardware’s design, massive data loads, and sleek, sexy design. Steve Job’s presentation is classic Jobs. It was hard not to be excited. The only thing that topped it, in my mind, were the releases of the G4 iMac (which I caught on TechTV) , of the Intel Switch, and the now iconic iPhone introduction.
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You can’t have this (yet).

A post in Slashdot points towards an interesting article posted at the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law School entitled, “What Could Have Been Entering the Public Domain on January 1, 2012?“. This article gives us an idea of some valuable artistic and scientific works which, for thirty-nine more years the public in general won’t be able to freely use, take advantage of, and build upon, due to the Copyright Act of 1976. Of particular attention is the section “The Public Domain Snatchers” which details what could we as public could exploit right now if the 1976 law wasn’t around.
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