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March 31, 2011 by

Colossus Mk 2

This upgrade to the world's first programmable, digital, electronic computing device is five times faster and simpler to operate than its pioneering predecessor.

April 27, 2009 by

Books: Entering the Age of Glosses

Here's the key to thinking about the future of writing, something straight out of the manuscript era: the humble gloss or "scholia," for those who prefer the Latin. They are the notes, in margins, footnotes at the bottom of a page (the standard starting around 1700) and later in the history of books endnotes at the back of the volume or in a separate appendix, that add interpretations, background information, commentary and definitions.

December 5, 2006 by

Crime on Paper

"Crime on-line", that's the cover age title of the ACM Queue (Vol 4, #9) that arrived in my mailbox last week. There's crime there all right, but it's on paper, specifically in the articles relating to on-line crime and e-voting.

August 9, 2005 by

Why the computing world chose PKI

In Phil Zimmermann's response to "Does Phil Zimmermann need a clue on VoIP", Zimmermann offered a blistering attack on PKI based solutions and offered his own PGP solution as the superior alternative.  There is just one little problem: the computing world chose PKI for the most part while PGP barely makes a dent in the email world.


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