A few weeks ago, spurred by my continuing facination with technology that we have otherwise left behind, I purchased several small, touch screen, pocket computers manufactured by PalmOne. Calling them ‘palm pilots’ is a bit of a misnomer, but it’s close enough. Specifically, I got a tx, an e2, and a lifedrive. What follows are impressions after several weeks of hands on use.
As I mentioned previously, we bought a house and moved to the North GA mountains. We’re home and mostly settled, I am finding a good rhythm with my new job, and with life in the country. Things are good!
This weekend, I watched and enjoyed His Girl Friday. I thought it would be fun to share it with you all. You’ll find the trailer, the full movie, and some comentary below. I will warn you that the trailer has a few light spoilers (but they are spoilers from the play, which is 90 years old, and with which it is assumed audiences would already be familiar when watching this film.)
I make no secret of the fact that I love old computers, and that I think modern computers have lost their way in terms of providing utility to users. To that end, I write about, and think about, computers and the way to move computers forward, without losing site of the fact that computers should serve their users. I grew up with hand-me-down computers, from Atari to Apple (II GS!) to Dell, and in the process I got to experience a sizable portion of computer history very quickly, in my teen years.
There’s a new zine accepting sumbissions now. It’s all about, and built with Hypercard. I’ve mentioned my love of hypercard in the past, but I’ve never talked about it at length. So let’s talk about the hyperzine, and hypercard in general.