Once upon a time (around 14 years ago), I was a Tablet PC developer, MVP, and all around fan boy.

In other words, I was into tablets before they were cool. Indeed, I was in to tablets before they were practical.

And this review by RetroManCave of a Azus R2H UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) indicates many of the shortcomings of this area in mobile computing.

The dark ages of mobile technology were tough. We knew we wanted portability and convenience but the monolithic tech firms of the time were slow to deliver and left the door open for much needed competition from Apple, Samsung and Google to give us what we wanted. The Asus R2H is a relic from that period before the dawn. It is, the tablet Homer Simpson might have built.

The Science Elf explores the rise of and fall of Flash, a technology that enabled rich interactivity on the internet since the late 90s.

It became ubiquitous on the web and met its doom at the hands of the Steve Jobs, no really.

I do take issue with the statement in the video that Flash was a “flash in the pan” technology. It was prevalent for the better part of dozen years. Flash had staying power and it was only the pull of the iPhone that killed it.

One of the more endearing aspect of Unix is the history of some of its utility programs. Grep was written overnight. In this video by ComputerPhile, learn why and how did it get its name as professor Brian Kernighan explains.