Computers

The wonderful world of bits

I didn't get interested in computing until the early 1990's when I bought my first computer, a Packard Bell 486SX with a CD-ROM and a whle 4MB of RAM. I very quickly tired of DOS and through early CD collections became aware of the shareware and Unix legacies. Very soon I was running linux as well as dos and had taught myself much about the hardware and software capabilities of my computer. When I got on the internet myself eventually the journey continued…

Hardware stuff

I have a small collection of interesting computing devices. Currently:

Past devices include:

Computer History

I became interested in computer history as a means of understanding the many layers of computer technology. When understood as an accretion of technologies, computers become more interesting and fun to learn about!

Here are a collection of essays about various bits of Unix.