Chris J Powell

Technology Freeing Us from Bonds – Or Making Us All Slaves

It is funny how technology has the ability to both connect us to each other in new and amazing ways and at the same time isolate us and make each and everyone of us who embraces the world of technology beholden to the whims and the changes that it provides. The health issues that I have been going through have made me really think about what today and tomorrow is likely to bring to me and to my future and I wonder if the world of technology that I have fallen head over heels for has made my life easier or if it has made me more dependent on it. For me, my love affair with technology really started back when I was a young lad when my parents decided to bring home a Commodore Vic20.  It enabled me to start mucking about with programming and let me see the fruits of my labors you see, you could purchase programming magazines and enter the coding and then see the output on the screen before you.  It was amazing how, in … Read more

The Fate of Windows as a Platform

I was thumbing through my Zite App on my iPad and came across a statement by Ed Bott and a short article that provided some keen insight into the potential future of Microsoft and its Windows OS dominance on both our connected lives and the future of how we will access the interwebz!

As a Linux Fan and huge proponent of all things “Open Source” I first read this and thought….2011 will be the year of Desktop Linux!!!  Not so much.  The desktop / laptop future may well be determined by our collective move to the UMPCs (Ultra Mobile Personal Computer) in the form of ever smarter Smart Phones and Tablets but in looking at the statistics what is the future of sitting at my desk?

Data provided by > Net Market Share

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