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What if our tech is good enough? Incremental improvements just don't get us excited.

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TechRadar shares how "incremental improvements just don't get us excited. Perhaps Blu-ray is the canary in the coalmine. To its makers, it's a fantastic new format, the pinnacle of home entertainment technology. To the public, it's digital video/versatile disc (DVD) with a slightly better picture and double the price tag -- and most people have decided to stick with what they already have.

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The History of Comic Sans Font

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The Wall Street Journal reports on how "Vincent Connare designed the ubiquitous, bubbly Comic Sans typeface, but he sympathizes with the world-wide movement to ban it. Mr. Connare has looked on, alternately amused and mortified, as Comic Sans has spread from a software project at Microsoft Corporation/Corp. 15 years ago to grade-school fliers and holiday newsletters, ads and tags, business e-mails, street signs, Bibles, porn sites, gravestones and hospital posters about bowel cancer.

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Cats vs. Printers Videos

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VideoSift has a bunch of videos showing cats vs. printers. Cats really hate those computer devices.

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Where Are They Now? 25 Computer Products That Refuse to Die

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A six pages PC World article (one single print page) report on "25 computer products that refuse to die. These tech products and services may be forgotten, but they're far from gone. How have these geezers managed to hang on for so long?

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Microsoft asks federals/feds. for a bailout.

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InfoWorld reports: "Microsoft (MS) requested on Tuesday some $20 billion in bailout funds from the federal government, claiming that as the company controlling an overwhelming share of the operating system (OS) market, it is too big to fail. The company said low adoption rates for Windows Vista, the ensuing advertisement/ad. campaign trying to convince people that they really do like Vista, and the increased need for development resources to rush Windows 7 to market to make people forget about Vista have necessitated the bailout..."

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What's your favorite OLD operating system (OS) from Computerworld's list?

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Gone but not forgotten: 10 operating systems (OS') the world left behind.

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Blue's News share a seven pages Computerworld article (one print page) that "honors a handful of the most memorable operating systems (OS') and interfaces that have graced our desktops over the years. Some of them lasted for years. Some of them had remarkably short lives but inspired trends that we are benefiting from to this day. And a few of them ... well, they were just cool for school.

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Exploit -- A Flash Puzzle Security Game

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Blue's News share a Flash thinking, puzzle game titled "Exploit" -- "Information is freedom. As a hotshot computer security cracker, you will solve over 50 puzzles and fight against totalitarianism, abuses of power, and terrorism. Story Mode offers a twist-filled story of international intrigue, and Challenge Mode offers 19 more puzzles to engage the mind. When it’s all done, use the built-in puzzle editor to make and share your own creations!"

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Do you currently use a netbook?

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Computer Data Storage Through the Ages -- From Punch Cards to Blu-Ray

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Blue's News shares a six pages Maximum PC article (single print page) on "Computer Data Storage Through the Ages -- From Punch Cards to Blu-Ray"

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10 Funny Ways Microsoft's Retail Stores Will Differ From Apple Stores

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Digg shares a PC World blog with its ten funny ways Microsoft's retail stores will differ from Apple stores: "Microsoft announced plans to open retail stores, hoping to boost visibility of many of its products and its brand.

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Welcome to Macintosh: An one hour and 23 minutes documentary on Apple.

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Welcome to Macintosh is an one hour and 23 minutes documentary on Apple. There are some technical parts as well for the geeks/nerds.

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Windows Millennium Edition (Me) and Me.

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UserFriendly shows what Ant was like when he used Windows Millennium Edition (Me) at work and on his uncle's former laptop/notebook.

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Two-Thirds of Americans Without Broadband Don't Want It

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Digg and Arstechnica mention the recent Pew's Internet & American Life Project report (an portal document format/PDF link inside) to say that two-thirds of Americans without broadband don't want it

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Got a Seagate Hard Disk Drive (HDD)?

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Seagate officially reports that a number of their hard disk drives (HDDs), from specific families, may become inaccessible when the host system is powered on... Once a drive has become affected the data becomes inaccessible to users but the data is not deleted. Seagate has isolated this issue to a firmware bug affecting drives from these families manufactured in December 2008..."

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Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

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Digg shares a funny 2.5 minutes Onion video showing the Apple's introduction to a revolutionary new laptop/notebook

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How Windows Became The Market Leader.

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VideoSift shares a 20.75 minutes YouTube video (two parts: 9.5 minutes #1 and 10.75 minutes #2) on how Microsoft Windows became the market leader.

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