Computer Universe

Monday, September 17, 2007

Linux’s free system: not for mainstream users
By Walter S. Mossberg
The Wall Street Journal Asia
14 Sep 2007

This column is written for mainstream, nontechie users of digital technology. These folks aren’t necessarily novices, and they aren’t afraid of computers. They also aren’t stupid. They simply want their digital products to operate as promised, with as... read more...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

U 2 can communic8 thru txt spk

Arts & Books
18 Aug 2007

The Law of HobsonJobson states that wherever they go, English speakers will take a phrase of the local language, give it an ugly Anglo-Saxon twist and pass it off as their own. HobsonJobson is not the name of some linguistic lawgiver, but the phrase... read more...

Monday, July 30, 2007


The Business
28 Jul 2007

FOR the last 60-odd years, generations have come with handily defined tags. It started with Baby Boomers, the first to embrace consumerism, encouraged as they were to rebuild economies ravished by the Second World War. Then came Generation X, made... read more...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

How green is your PC?
By Therese Poletti Mercury News
San Jose Mercury News
24 Jul 2007

Serial entrepreneur Gregoire Gentil thinks consumers who have embraced energy-efficient hybrid cars might also want a really green personal computer — and an inexpensive one. So Gentil, with the help of his partner, investor, chairman and fellow... read more...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Let your computer fly free

Arts & Books
07 Jul 2007

As the laptop slowly ground to a halt and my digital life winked away from me in an instant, I realised I would have to start again. Hundreds of documents and years of accumulated software had gone, a fact confirmed by the shaking head and... read more...

Monday, June 18, 2007

Jobs on Apple’s businesses—and a hobby
By Walter S. Mossberg And Kara Swisher
The Wall Street Journal Europe
18 Jun 2007

Thirty years ago, the digital revolution was kicked off with the introduction of the most significant of the early personal computers, the Apple II. In its wake came the Macintosh, Windows and America Online; PlayStations and Xboxes; Palm Pilots and... read more...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Watch out Second Life: China launches virtual universe with seven million souls
Vic Keegan CRD chief executive David Liu
The Guardian
02 Jun 2007

This week may mark a coming of age for virtual worlds — the three-dimensional spaces on the internet where people have their own avatars, or on-screen characters. Last night BBC2’s The Money Programme was screened in Second Life, the best known of the... read more...