Friday, December 28, 2012

State of the New Machines

I'm typing in this post from a cottage in northern Ontario. This is my first post on my iPad, connect via 3G to the world. I couldn't imagine 20 years ago, while lugging home my 30 pound Compaq "portable", that someday I'd be miles off the grid, yet connect to the world via a wafer thin screen resting on my laptop. Hardware, it seems, has made amazing progress.

The irony is probably that my tablet is packed with retro apps, most of which are throw backs to the early days of PC computing. While hardware has screamed ahead, software has, well, lagged. Still, there are a few apps that impress me, mostly the stuff coming from Autodesk. The rest however...