The Future Of The Desktop Is Out Of The Box

In 3001 Frank Poole was brought back alive after floating in space for about a 1000 years after HAL got a mind of its own. Being revived, Frank was at first not really connected to his new environment, hardly able to communicate; things had definitely changed. Then he got his Brain Cap that directly connected […] Read more »

Will The iCloud Be Your Cloud?

These days it seems like everyone is an Apple aficionado. Apple is praised by many because they hang on to their strategy of building superior products. That has not always worked out as it does now. They may have had smarter and better products but they were unable to take advantage of it. In fact, […] Read more »

PC: Dead Or Alive

If we have to believe the media comments on the latest PC shipment numbers, the PC market is just about dead; thanks to the media tablets and smartphones. But when looking more closely at the shipment numbers the story is a bit more complex. Context calculated Dutch PC shipments in 2010 to be more than […] Read more »

Mainframes, Myths and Manpower

Most people have never seen a mainframe. They think of them as a huge iron cabinet filling up a large clean room with attached to it green screen terminals pouring out ASCII code: a remnant of the past. Yet they have been around since the 1960s and are alive and kicking today. While many predicted […] Read more »

E-Ink Reader at Crossroads

An estimated fifty thousand e-readers were shipped last year in the Netherlands. A disappointing result. The e-reader market seems to vanish before it even got started. The success of Apple’s iPad seems nothing less than a death warrant for the e-reader. Having shipped over a quarter of a million iPad devices in less than six […] Read more »