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Bill Gates Gives Picture Of Future Of Computing

Posted on March 14, 2014

Within 20 years, “software substitution” will dramatically reduce the demand for many types jobs, Bill Gates said Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute. It’s a gloomy prediction that he says many people, including governments, aren’t prepared for. Make no mistake, “software substitution” is a fancy way of saying software automation — as in “bots” and […]

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The Relentless Market for “Saturday Night Specials”

Written by Gary North on July 26, 2013

The phrase “Saturday night special” used to be applied to cheap handguns available to gangs. These days, the gangs have Uzis. But I am sure that low-budget criminals still buy Saturday night specials. About 30 years ago, I applied the phrase to describe the microcomputer. I said that this would shift power away from the […]

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My New PC’s Number-One Feature

Written by Gary North on July 10, 2013

I bought a new computer yesterday. I had to. My 3-year-old PC was acting up. Its screen has failed. It randomly changes clear fonts into broken letters. I bought a new monitor. This did not help. And I discovered something very unpleasant about new monitors. I write about this here. I installed a new video […]

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3D Printer for $1,000

Written by Gary North on July 9, 2013

A British firm is selling a 3D printer for home use for about $1,000. It’s for people who are technologically savvy, and who want to be on the cutting edge. Watch it build a gadget. This is the equivalent of the Altair 8800 microcomputer in 1975. Soon, there will be an Apple I, then a […]

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Automatic Record-a-Cop App for Smart Phones

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2013

This is an app that might get me to buy a smart phone. It automatically records an audio file of everything within “earshot” of the phone’s microphone. Think of this. It will let you record everything, all the time. Then it automatically erases it. If you want to save the recording, you can. It has […]

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