.format wars

Format wars are the frontline battles of capitalism. Two or more companies fight over your attention, wanting to bring you the same service, but using their methods. Sometimes the wars are decided by consumers on the basis of price and functionality; sometimes because one side screws up royally; and sometimes by whoever throws the most advertising money into the fight. Yet, in almost every case there’s a winner and a loser. Here’s celebrating those that valiantly tried and failed, the casualties of the format wars.

.format wars

Format wars are the frontline battles of capitalism. Two or more companies fight over your attention, wanting to bring you the same service, but using their methods. Sometimes the wars are decided by consumers on the basis of price and functionality; sometimes because one side screws up royally; and sometimes by whoever throws the most advertising money into the fight. Yet, in almost every case there’s a winner and a loser. Here’s celebrating those that valiantly tried and failed, the casualties of the format wars.

this is the kind of thing that made star wars so great to me. 

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also i am so fucking upset that computers don’t function like that anymore. 

like. really. that guy used a space pen and giant dials to operate his computer. 

.. *sigh*

TECHNOLOGY.

send me back. i want to be with my people.

atrusfalling:

officially announcing the release of my EP: A Picture of a Sky.

bumpsauce:

Friends. Windows. This happened. 

bumpsauce:

Friends. Windows. This happened. 

This hyperlink will send you into hyperspace.

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This is Mac OS 1. It came out in 1984. This UI is almost 30 years old. We’ve been using computers almost exactly the same way for 30 years. 

This is Mac OS 1. It came out in 1984. This UI is almost 30 years old. We’ve been using computers almost exactly the same way for 30 years. 

Apple To Eliminate Printer Drivers

infoneer-pulse:

Apple has filed two patent applications that describe an approach as well as file formats and APIs to eliminate the printer driver as a requirement for users to access a printer and print documents.

Software drivers have been one of the big inconveniences in mainstream computing. USB and Windows 98 began to turn the driver installation process from a considerable source of user frustration into what many perceive to be merely an annoyance today, but the original idea of the printer driver is still a barrier that prevents us from accessing printers from new types of devices, such as smartphones.

» via ConceivablyTech

Apple isn’t ALL evil. 

in celebration of my 800th post. An Atari 800XL.
I’m a sucker for old Atari computers.

in celebration of my 800th post. An Atari 800XL.

I’m a sucker for old Atari computers.

All I’m saying is, I want this. 

All I’m saying is, I want this.