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December 18, 2009

Why I Learned Assembly Language

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

Back in the early days of computers, when PCs were called microcomputers, most of the software you used was written by the computer operator. That’s you!
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December 16, 2009

What’s New in Word 2010

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

My Word For Dummies book update is one of those updates that computer book authors love: minor.
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December 14, 2009

Microsoft Office 2010

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

To no one’s surprise, Microsoft is releasing another version of Office. As with the previous version, this one is named after a famous year that hasn’t happened yet, 2010. I call it Office 3.1.
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December 11, 2009

Gogo, No Gogo

Filed under: Main — Tags: — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

Gleeful, I took the free access card and boarded the plane. For the first time ever, I was about to use the Internet onboard a flight. Or so I thought.
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December 9, 2009

High Internet

Filed under: Main — Tags: — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

Finally it happened. I stumbled across a flight that offered WiFi Internet access. At 30,000 feet.
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December 7, 2009

Signs of Recovery

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

Could the economic downturn be behind us? Maybe. Perhaps. Just a little?
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December 4, 2009

Dialing a Modem in 1984

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

My very first modem.

My very first modem.


Connecting to the ubiquitous Internet just isn’t a chore at all today. But take the Wambooli Wayback machine to 1984 and you’re in for a surprising adventure of online terror and surprise!
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December 2, 2009

The Power of YouTube

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

There’s power in media. Back in the old days, only the rich and big companies could wield that power. With YouTube, the power is now in your hands.
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November 30, 2009

High Level Laptopping

Filed under: Main — Tags: — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

I remember the first time I actually got to use a laptop computer in an airplane. It was 1989.
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November 27, 2009

All I Want For Christmas

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

Now that Black Friday is upon us, it’s time for me to review what I’d put on my Christmas Wish List, if I weren’t so impulsive and have gone out and bought myself everything already.
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