John Paczkowski

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“People who work with computers–especially those being exposed to a machine for the first time–can become quite entranced…finding in the computer a kind of alter ego. ‘Sometimes programmers just won’t go home, take a bath or anything,’ reports a computer man who has got over it himself. ‘They’re like a kid falling in love with a hot rod. They’ll sit there working with their newfound “friend” 20 hours a day, just watching the lights and drinking coffee. After a while they get to looking pale and unhealthy. They sit there fascinated and just forget to eat.'”

— Excerpt from “How the Computer Gets the Answer,” Life Magazine, October 27, 1967

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik