Bill Gates announcing the Surface in 1991

Being interested in computer history, now and then I look at old recordings and found Bill Gates announcing the Touch Sensitive Surface 21 years before Steve Ballmer made the announcement in 2012.  Bill Gates mentions “Surface” near 2.22 mins.

Windows 95 turns 15, Windows 1.0 – 25

There’s a lot of talk about Windows 95 in these days as it’s 15 years ago when Windows 95 was launched. Well if all are so much in “Operating System Birthday” celebration mode, then let’s not forget that soon it will be 25 years ago since Microsoft released the very first version of Windows 1.0. More Windows Desktop OS History can be found here. What happened in 1985 here and in 1995 here. And believe Read More …

Where’s the ANY KEY

Go to the Where is the ANY KEY website and read tails on IT fails, Have fun. Troubleshooting a printer problem: Me: sorry your printer doesn’t work I need to get a driver from the internet User: Is it far this internet? Me: mmm? User: I can drive you there Me: ……………yea would be great Source: tayduck

Dutch architecture with free software

Steve (a friend of mine) had send me this interesting article about how one makes money with free software. The story is about the design of a 5 euro piece that has been made with free software. Read “How to make money with free software”


A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted…   ‘Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago but I don’t know where I am.’   The woman below replied, ‘You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground.. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees Read More …