Rupert Goodwins

Rupert started off as a nerdy lad expecting to be an electronics engineer, but having tried it for a while discovered that journalism was more fun. He ended up on PC Magazine in the early '90s, before that evolved into ZDNet UK - and Rupert evolved with them into an online journalist.

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Rupert Goodwins' Weekend Diary

Oy! This cannot go on. A notable Unix workstation company (servers too) sends me a press release telling me how much it'd like to see me and my pals at the launch of some new products.

January 25, 1997 by Rupert Goodwins

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Rupert Goodwins' Weekend Diary

Oy! This cannot go on. A notable Unix workstation company (servers too) sends me a press release telling me how much it'd like to see me and my pals at the launch of some new products.

January 25, 1997 by Rupert Goodwins

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Rupert Goodwins' Weekend Diary

Dream that Bill Gates is planning to send over 800 satellites into space and set up Internet Of The Air, thus bypassing all the telephone companies. Dream that he claims it'll handle up to 1Mbit/sec and cost about the same as cellphones.

January 18, 1997 by Rupert Goodwins

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Rupert Goodwins' Weekend Diary

Research state of play with ADSL, the Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Link. This is the 6Mbps one way/640kbps the other, data transfer system that works over tens of kilometres of phone line.

October 19, 1996 by Rupert Goodwins

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Rupert Goodwins' Weekend Diary

MSN comes in to say hello. We struggle manfully to get our guests a telephone line, and then nod wisely as the Great New Plan is unveiled.

September 28, 1996 by Rupert Goodwins

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