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    Newsletter Issue #1042 — My Checkered Keyboard History

    January 31st, 2023

    It all started when I was 13 or thereabouts; it was the late 1950s. My mother worked as a clerk typist, and I decided I needed to learn to type so I could write about my favorite subject at the time, flying saucers. So she agreed to rent one, and gave me quick guidance as […]

    The iPhone: How Soon They Forget

    January 18th, 2017

    10So when Apple decided to make a big deal of the 10th anniversary of the iPhone last week, I was somewhat surprised. Apple hasn’t been that big about doing such things. All right, we had the overpriced, underpowered 20th anniversary Macintosh — which celebrated the birth of the company rather than the platform — that […]