Friday, April 15, 2011

Apple Tea Leaves, Viscera or Dark Matter

I'm not sure which is the right analogy, but in reading A5: All Apple, part mystery, I find this article to (1) be an interesting survey of the state of Apple silicon, and (2) an article that goes on and on but doesn't contain any factual information.

Apple's wall of silence is unprecedented in the industry. While much has been said about Steve Jobs' Reality Distortion Field, equally impressive is the control that Apple exhibits over employees and suppliers to suppress all leaks. Have you seen many Apple presentations at industry conferences?

Friday, April 08, 2011

Jean Jennings Bartik, a Computer Pioneer

Two women operating ENIAC

Some pretty cool very early computer history from this obituary: Jean Jennings Bartik, a Computer Pioneer, Dies at 86 - Also, Jean Bartik on Wikipedia. Greatest Generation Pioneers, thank you for your contribution to the United States and the Computing profession.