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  • ๐Ÿ”— The Microsoft-Dilemma - Europe as a Software Colony

    Many state and public administrations from Helsinki to Lisbon operate with the software of the US corporation. It makes them vulnerable for hackers and spies, violates European public procurement l...
    This is a bit of old news for someone who's been following this since the original Linux powering Munich experiments in the early 2000's.

    While native apps are arguably better for data entry heavy apps and everything's a web app these days, that everything's a web app today makes it easier for end users to run any OS. That said, it also means you can no longer do whatever you want with the "documents" produced by the app because they live in a database in their data center.
  • ๐Ÿ”— Triumph of the Nerds: Part 1: Impressing Their Friends

    A new VHS transfer from original NOS tapes. Hosted by Robert X. Cringely. All rights reserved by PBS Broadcasting and Channel 4.
    A good overview of the rise of personal computing. Mostly things I've soaked in thus far, but I did see (for the first time) actual usage for an Altair.
  • ๐Ÿ”— Sisyphus and the Impossible Dream

    Casey at his best.
  • ๐Ÿ”— Love Notes to Newton

    Love Notes to Newton is a film about what a beloved (but short-lived) pen-based Personal Digital Assistant created by Apple Computer has meant for the people...
    I find myself really wanting to buy a newton on eBay now. The black and white screen. No internet. :chef-kiss:

    I think the thing Apple got right the first time around was data centricity instead of app centricity.
  • ๐Ÿ”— How Biden's Inflation Reduction Act changed the world

    President Joe Bidenโ€™s landmark Inflation Reduction Act continues the push for re-industrialisation by using tax credits, loans and grants in a bid to create a domestic clean energy supply chain. The FT looks at three companies using IRA incentives to invest in the US and examines whether the legislation signals the end of globalisation
    Love to see the big solar, wind, and battery factories being built. Very informative.
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