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Engelbart Was a Computing Pioneer and Mentor

Don Tapscott | Posted 09.07.2013 | Technology
Don Tapscott

Many of the features we take for granted in modern computing and communications can be traced back to the visionary work of Douglas Engelbart, who passed away last week at the age of 88. It is hard to overstate the importance of his pioneering insights

PCs Are Slowing Evolving Into Tablets

Reuters | Posted 01.17.2013 | Technology

Personal computer makers, trying to beat back a tablet mania that's eating into their sales, are making what may be a last-ditch attempt to sway custo...

Dell's Potential Buyout Returns Spotlight To Founder

Reuters | Ben Berkowitz | Posted 03.17.2013 | Technology

By Ben Berkowitz (Reuters) - Michael Dell gave up day-to-day control of the computer company that bears his name once, an experiment th...

Twist, But Too Early to Shout about Travel Laptop

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology
Christine Negroni

Well I must have touched a nerve when I wrote in September about the lack of space for working on a laptop when traveling in the cheap seats on most airlines. I was back from Japan and at my desk about one minute when Lenovo offered to let me test drive its new Twist.

The Apple Tablet: Light Bulb or Segway?

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael B. Laskoff

This could be a 'light bulb' moment in the history of personal computing. If so, I'm betting that we'll see something totally unanticipated as the prognosticators tend to guess wrong.