Babbage is Dead, Long Live Babbage

Hello happy readers…Sorry about the posting hiatus, had to do some maintenance…Today I’m writing a tiny bit about Charles Babbage, his protégé Ada Lovelace, and the antecedents of electronic computing. To start, consider the Industrial Revolution, when everything possible was being automated. Cloth manufacturing, a lucrative process that produced high value goods from low value commodities, was an early industry […]

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Radio is Dead, Long Live Radio

In keeping with our recent theme of evergreen technologies, this quick little post is concerned with the evolution of broadcast radio as industry seeks to adapt to market pressures. Back in September of last year, Clear Channel announced, “…it will offer HD digital radio broadcasts for devices supporting Apple’s implementation of a new HD digital […]

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TV Is Dead, Long Live TV

Hello, happy reader…I have seen the future of TV and it is small, black and easy to use. I’m talking about DTV, an STB, and over–the–air reception. About a year from now, that free, standard def, over–the–air NTSC TV signal many of us watch, will go away, never to return. :: I feel that cable has many […]

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Ultra-WeirdBand

Hello, happy reader…For this entry, I wanted to update y’all on the current state of UWB as it applies to USB. Enough TLAs for you? :: OK, we all know about USB, the bus spec designed to replace PS-2 and other old school serial protocols for peripherals. So as to increase the amount of radio […]

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