Happy Birthday Herman Hollerith, the overlooked pioneer of modern computing

Posted by Chris Green on Friday February 29 @ 11:18 am

Herman Hollerith

I’ve written a blog post over at IT PRO about Herman Hollerith, one of the founders of IBM and the man who pioneered modern data entry computing

Please take a look.

Coca Cola – now DOS compatible!

Posted by Chris Green on Wednesday February 27 @ 10:18 pm

Coca Cola is DOS Compatible in Spain

Originally uploaded by Ewan Spence.

Just finished a Skype chat with Ewan Spence, who is over in Spain at a media conference. Our VoIP call was interrupted by Ewan cracking up, when he spotted this DOS reference on the bottle of Coke we was chugging.

Yes, it’s a geek joke – and it’s a funny one!

Want a mobile version of this site?

Posted by Chris Green on Thursday February 14 @ 5:23 pm

Ok, probably makes no difference to you, but I want one, and now I have one:


Football Factoid….

Posted by Chris Green on Wednesday February 6 @ 8:00 pm

In the last 45 years, every single England football manager (the national team that is), has won or drawn their first game in charge, including that waste of space Steve McLaren.

The only one that lost his first game in charge……….World Cup-winning England manager Alf Ramsey!

Inside the MacBook Air

Posted by Chris Green on Saturday February 2 @ 11:58 pm

MacBook Air Disassembled

In case you haven’t seen any of the early unboxing or disassembly pics, here’s one of the better pics of Apple’s latest laptop stripped down to its component parts.

As you can see, it’s another example of industrial packaging done well, with the very thin casing of the MacBook Air heavily packed with kit, while the motherboard has been stripped back to the bare minimum.

Microsoft’s move on Yahoo is doomed to fail

Posted by Chris Green on Friday February 1 @ 2:12 pm


I’ve just posted a new column over at IT PRO with my views and thoughts on today’s news that Microsoft has offered $44.6 billion in cash and shares for internet portal operator and advertising sales operation Yahoo.

Currently stuck in Portugal, so unable to do my usual commentary stuff for the TV news networks. Rather appalled at some of the dross I’ve been hearing on the UK stations thus far.

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