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Turn Off, Tune In, Drop Out – National Unplugging Day

By on May 25, 2016 in Computer Supplies with 0 Comments
Turn Off, Tune In, Drop Out – National Unplugging Day

Do you work on your laptop, iPhone or tablet late in the evening or at weekends? Do you find yourself constantly checking emails or your social media accounts? If so, you could benefit from a digital detox on National Unplugging Day on Sunday, June 26. On Unplugging Day, around half a million families – maybe […]

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Brain Activity in the Computer Age

By on May 21, 2014 in Computer Supplies, Fun with 0 Comments
Brain Activity in the Computer Age

The way we organise our working lives has changed. Emails have replaced face-to-face meetings, and we do pretty much everything on a computer or smart phone. Organising our diaries, calculating our finances, remembering tasks – the computer does it all. Some people worry that our brains may be getting lazier. This is not necessarily true. […]

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Californian Computer Museum is a Nerd’s Paradise

By on May 19, 2014 in Computer Supplies, Fun with 0 Comments
Californian Computer Museum is a Nerd’s Paradise

Did you know there is a museum of obsolete technology in California which serves as a geek’s paradise? The DigiBarn Computer Museum is said to move some of its nerdy visitors to tears as they remember their old inventions with fondness and enjoy a bout of nostalgia. The museum is housed in an old redwood […]

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Sleeping on the Job

Sleeping on the Job

It’s not unknown for people to fall asleep at work – but one very tired German bank employee accidentally transferred millions of euros while napping on his keyboard. What should have been a small transfer of €62.40 (£53.63)  turned into a huge order for €222,222,222.22 (£190 million). The bank noticed the mistake quickly, and corrected […]

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Silver Surfers

By on July 20, 2013 in Computer Supplies with 0 Comments
Silver Surfers

The number of ‘silver surfers’ – people aged over 50 who use the internet – has increased, with an improvement in the numbers going online. But official figures reveal that more than seven million adults in the UK have never used the internet at all, although around one million more people have ventured on to […]

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Your Type of Sofa?

By on April 17, 2013 in Computer Supplies with 0 Comments
Your Type of Sofa?

Every now and again a power nap does one the world of good and for some time now pioneering office managers have realized that a short break can do wonders for both morale and concentration. For this reason offices across the world have dedicated areas and even entire rooms to relaxation and restoration. Most of […]

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1976 Computer Portability

By on December 29, 2012 in Computer Supplies with 0 Comments
1976 Computer Portability

This is the nearest 1976 had to a laptop computer, complete with early networking technology. * * * Laptop bags

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Computer Viruses, 1988

By on December 27, 2012 in Computer Supplies with 0 Comments

Via Retronaut * * * Computer supplies

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Super Computing, 1956

By on December 24, 2012 in Computer Supplies with 0 Comments
Super Computing, 1956

This is the 305 RAMAC. Launched in 1956, the 305 RAMAC was the first commercial computer that used a moving head hard disk drive for secondary storage. It weighed over a ton and the hard disk drive could hold 5mb, about the same as a single mp3 song. Via Retronaut * * * USB memory […]

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Big Hair, Big Computers

By on December 20, 2012 in Computer Supplies with 0 Comments
Big Hair, Big Computers

A high-resolution scan of a 1983 Radio Shack computer catalogue has been posted on the Internet Archive. Big computers (with tiny memories), big hair and big, big prices. The most “affordable” personal computer in this catalogue seems to be about $1,000 while a “low-cost” printer would have set you back $400. Via Boing Boing

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