How Caller ID Predicted Our Current Privacy and Robocall Nightmare
Over the past 35 years, our views on privacy and Caller ID technology have totally flipped. The concern used to be about the caller. Now, it’s the recipient.
The Internet’s First Hit File Format Wasn’t the MP3. It Was MIDI
How the professional-minded MIDI format, for an incredibly short but memorable period of time, became the primary way music was shared on the internet.
What if We Treated Websites Like Federally Protected Historic Places?
Corporate motivation isn’t enough when it comes to digital preservation. Here’s a case for creating a National Register of Historic Places for websites.
Mechanical Keyboards Are Thriving Because Apple and Microsoft Don't Make Them
Mechanical keyboards have become hip again, despite near-complete disinterest in the form by mainstream computer-makers. The little guy is picking up the slack.
The PC of Your Dreams Might be Hiding in a Company’s Surplus Bin
The charm of buying old workstation hardware on the cheap to support your modern computing needs. If it doesn’t work for them, it might just work for you.
Is Adobe’s Creative Cloud Too Powerful for Its Own Good?
Why the creative software giant Adobe deserves a place in the broader discussion of breaking up tech giants like Facebook and Google. It’s not just Photoshop.