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.

Today, UNIX is everywhere and, through various distributions of Linux, sits on top of the technology world. Unix, however, goes back a long time – a really long time.

In this video from the AT&T archives, take a look at UNIX when it was brand new. Take note of how the challenges of software development haven’t really changed all that much and how familiar concepts like the shell, pipes, etc. have changed very little throughout the decades.

Terrabytes, Petabytes, and Yottabytes. We toss these terms around quite casually, but do we really know how huge these are?

Using grains of rice and retro computer graphics reminiscent of the Computer Chronicles, the YouTube channel “It’s OK to Be Smart” explores how big big data is and what the future of data storage may be.