Category Archives: Technology

The joy of global warming

Climate change can be good for us and we are wasting billions trying to fight it before we need to, writes environmental expert and economist Bjørn Lomborg [Note: This is from the UK Sunday Times of 31 March 2013. Although this is a personal blog and I do not usually repost articles from other sources, […]

Digital doesn’t necessarily mean good

We live in a digital age. Film, tape and vinyl, which we had for most of the 20th century, gave way to digital cameras, DVDs and MP3s. Very recently Kodak, the largest maker of photographic film, went bankrupt. London is switching off its analog TV signal is year. 4G mobile signals are going to drown […]

The Raspberry Pi pipe dream

Eleanor Mills‘s very interesting article in the last edition of the London Sunday Times started with her first contact with a computer: The buff cardboard box was put on the table with a flourish. Out of it came a green circuit board covered in weird black boxes and bits of copper wire. “It’s a computer,” […]

My iPad 2 Buying Experience

I am not an Apple fanboi. I got my first PC in 1989 and haven’t really used any other operating system except DOS/Windows and the occasional flavour of Unix. Until recently the only Apple products I had were a 1st generation iPod Nano (which they’ve now recalled because of safety issues) and a few years […]