Tag Archives: personal computers

Personal Computers as Multistratal Technology

As I was struggling through some operating system updates and other installs (and uninstalls) this week, I was again reminded about the history of personal computers, and about their (fascinating, yet often also frustrating) character as multistratal technology. By this I mean their historically, commercially and pragmatically multi-layered nature. A typical contemporary personal computer is … Continue reading ”Personal Computers as Multistratal Technology”

Linux on Vivobook X202E

In January 2013 I bought a Asus Vivobook X202E, a small, budget class, touch screen laptop. It has now served me almost four and a half years – an eternity in ICT terms. For some time it has been upgraded from Windows 8 into Windows 10, which in principle operates rather well. It is just … Continue reading ”Linux on Vivobook X202E”

Surfacing experiences

I have been testing the Surface Pro 4 mobile device / two-in-one Windows 10 computer recently – here are some first impressions: Windows 10 “Hello” feature with its biometric (camera) login is fast and more convenient way to log in to a mobile device that is constantly closed and opened than e.g. passwords or even … Continue reading ”Surfacing experiences”