Ofcom's latest survey of broadband coverage paints a picture of overall improvements in speed and coverage. But is the reality less appealing?
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A look at some newsy stuff and interesting bits as well as those hopefully amusing byways of technology.
Colin has been a computer journalist for some 30 years having started in the business the same year that the IBM PC was launched, although the first piece he wrote was about computer audit. He was at one time editor of Computing magazine in London and prior to that held a number of editing jobs, including time spent at the late DEC Computing and was also the London editor for Byte magazine. Colin is pleased to report that apart from ZDNet at least two other sites/magazines he has worked for are still in business. Colin did also live for five years in Boston, Mass.,and as a result became a dedicated Red Sox fan.
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An original Apple 1 computer, as put together by the two Steves, Wozniak and Jobs, has sold at auction for just under $1m.
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Osborne produced the world's first practical, portable, personal computer. What is often overlooked is his other achievements notable achievements.
It had to come. Lotus 1-2-3, the spreadsheet that galvanised a generation is at last no more as IBM announces the end of support for the final version of the software.
Thirty five years ago the UK could have started the process of wiring up the country with fibre optic broadband. That never happened - but what's the situation now?
Some people have no complaints about their domestic broadband coverage while others think they spend more time on the phone trying to get an engineer than they do online. How does the UK really measure up?
The decision to kill off the iPod Classic must have seemed simple, but when is it ever wise to so easily annoy customers, especially the loyal ones?
Now that Steve Ballmer has stepped down from the board of Microsoft, the tech industry has lost a big character. I for one will miss him.
The generation of teens that has grown up since the millennium is using its technology skills to shape the way that all of us, young and old, communicate, according to Ofcom.
So keen was IBM to get rid of its failing chip-manufacturing business that it was willing to pay handsomely for Globalfoundries to take it — but not at any price.
A new book by Robert X Cringely raises an intriguing question about IBM today: are we witnessing the end of the American IT icon?
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- 2 So farewell then Lotus 1-2-3, spreadsheet extraordinaire
- 3 With the world embracing cloud computing, who needs mainframes?
- 4 What skills do companies really want on their big data team?
- 5 Cloud computing and outsourcing: Where does one end and the other begin?