This true story will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. When Apollo was hit by lightening, all systems in the Command Module when dead. A 26-year-old Mission Control worker used his brain to resurrect an obscure fix.
When Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, and Richard Gordon and strapped themselves into the command module of Apollo 12 for the second moon landing, they could not predict the mission would fail almost immediately. Continue reading →
Faced with sharply declining advertising revenue for both print and online newspapers, papers are trying to entice free readers to pay up for the news. It works partially: old people will pay anything to keep their news habit but young readers have already left the barn.
Charlottetown Guardian erects paywall for digital readers – will it be enough (Guardian photo)
From Rupert Murdoch to the 25 local newspapers in the Quebec based Transcontinental chain, newspapers are struggling to survive the double whammy of the digital world and young readers who don’t give a flying fig about reading a paper.
Paywalls, charging for online access, is a temporary fix for the huge decline in newspaper subscription and advertising revenue.
The media, analysts and tech writers have hammered Microsoft about Windows 8 but most of them got it wrong
Windows 8 Start screen – the future is now
Most of the people telling Microsoft what to do with Windows 8 don’t have a clue. Microsoft should ignore 99% of what is being printed and stick to their guns. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with Windows 8 but it needs work. Continue reading →