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  1. 25 years of the IBM Personal Computer

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines Exactly a quarter of a century ago yesterday, the IBM Personal Computer was born. Was this the first? No, personal computer (PC) was a generic term before the IBM Personal Computer was introduced on August 12, 1981. It was used as early as 1973 to characterise the Xerox PARC's (Palo Alto Research Centre) Alto, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560105/25-years-ibm-personal-computer
  2. No person is an island, at least not on the internet

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... try, there is no escape from society. Confused by computer jargon? E-mail technopedia@scmp.com with your questions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536197/no-person-island-least-not-internet
  3. How to tell when you need a new computer

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Dave Horrigan

    ... Dave Horrigan I received a query last week that surprised me. A reader had purchased what he expected to be a 'super' computer and was disappointed with its sluggish performance. He bought a new Intel Mac Mini and downloaded everything from his iMac so that both computers had the same software and files. The iMac has a one-gigahertz Power PC processor and the Mini has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551427/how-tell-when-you-need-new-computer
  4. How to tell when you need a new computer

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Dave Horrigan

    ... DAVE HORRIGAN I received a query last week that surprised me. A reader had purchased what he expected to be a 'super' computer and was disappointed with its sluggish performance. He bought a new Intel Mac Mini and downloaded everything from his iMac so that both computers had the same software and files. The iMac has a one-gigahertz Power PC processor and the Mini has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551487/how-tell-when-you-need-new-computer
  5. Lenovo seeks fair play on US computer sales

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government to obtain fair market treatment in the US. Stung by a recent US State Department decision that branded its personal computers a government security risk, Lenovo hopes to clear its ... market-driven' enterprise and that its fears were unfounded. The State Department recently moved to restrict the use of 16,000 Lenovo ThinkCenter personal computers it bought to non-classified work. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550153/lenovo-seeks-fair-play-us-computer-sales
  6. How a computer empowered its users to change the world

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Dave Horrigan

    ... Dave Horrigan Apple Computer will celebrate its 30th birthday on April 1. Over the past 30 years, a world that had no personal computers, no internet and no e-mail has transformed ... to all. Provided, of course, you can get your hands on a Mac. Macs are not the only personal computer but they are responsible for the graphical user interface and the philosophy of personal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542240/how-computer-empowered-its-users-change-world
  7. How a computer empowered its users to change the world

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Dave Horrigan

    ... DAVE HORRIGAN Apple Computer will celebrate its 30th birthday on April 1. Over the past 30 years, a world that had no personal computers, no internet and no e-mail has transformed ... to all. Provided, of course, you can get your hands on a Mac. Macs are not the only personal computer but they are responsible for the graphical user interface and the philosophy of personal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542047/how-computer-empowered-its-users-change-world
  8. 25 years on, computer revolution has just begun

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In one of its more prescient covers, Time magazine named the PC 'person of the year' for 1982. Coupled with the internet, nothing before or since has had such an impact ... 'open' architecture that could be cloned for a mass market. IBM promised programs from Microsoft, then virtually unknown beyond the infant computing industry. Microsoft's Bill Gates and his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560099/25-years-computer-revolution-has-just-begun
  9. Stop being a computer nerd, court tells hacker

    Posted Oct 21st 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A magistrate warned teenagers not to immerse themselves in computers and alienate themselves from reality after sentencing a student hacker to 80 hours of community service yesterday. Eastern Court Magistrate Winston Leung Wing-chung said Chinese University student Yung Man-hang had a talent for computers but had communication problems. Yung, 21, earlier pleaded guilty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/568439
  10. Nokia keen to promote new phones as 'multimedia computers'

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a personal computer.' Mr McGregor said the Nseries products did not come close to qualifying in the Ultra Mobile PC market category, which included devices such as the Mini-Note from mainland ... Bien Perez However, one analyst says the term is inappropriate because the Nseries devices have a limited functionality Nokia's Nseries devices will be known as multimedia computers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547085/nokia-keen-promote-new-phones-multimedia-computers

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