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Category Archives: Computing

Is The XO-2 The Ideal Electronic Book?

Ever since reading Ben Bova’s Cyberbooks, I’ve been waiting for electronic books to take over the world. The Amazon Kindle didn’t much impress impress me, but I just love the design for the new OLPC XO-2. If the design stays the same, then I’m definitely getting one for reading ebooks.
On a related note, what are [...]

A Steampunk Ghost

Charles Babbage, widely regarded as the father of computing, was a typical hacker.
He never completed the first Difference Engine, instead designing a more advanced Difference Engine, and later he produced several incomplete designs for a yet more advanced Analytic Engine.
None of his computing machines were built within his lifetime. But now, more than 150 years [...]