Tag Archives: Windows

The Rise and Fall and Rise of MS Word and the Notepad

Note-taking and writing are interesting activities. For example, it is interesting to follow how some people turn physical notepads into veritable art projects: scratchbooks, colourful pages filled with intermixing text, doodles, mindmaps and larger illustrations. Usually these artistic people like to work with real pens (or even paintbrushes) on real paper pads. Then there was … Continue reading ”The Rise and Fall and Rise of MS Word and the Notepad”

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”

Paint 3D työkaluna kaksi- ja kolmiulotteisiin luomuksiin

Haluaisitko piristää vaikkapa kurssisi ilmettä omilla luomuksillasi? Pensselitaituri ei tarvitse olla, sillä Paint 3D tekee paljon puolestasi. Ohjelma mahdollistaa kaksi- ja kolmeulotteisten muotojen luomisen itse, mutta voit halutettasi valita objekteja myös valmiista kirjastoista. Paint 3D tulee Windows 10:n …

Recommended laptops, March 2018

Every now and then I am asked to recommend what PC to buy. The great variety in individual needs and preferences make this ungrateful task – it is dangerous to follow someone else’s advice, and not to do your own homework, and hands-on testing yourself. But, said that, here are some of my current favourites, … Continue reading ”Recommended laptops, March 2018”

Best of both worlds: Windows 10?

I have been running some small workflow tests on doing basic daily tasks – writing, surfing the web, doing email and project budgets – comparatively on three environments: Chromebook, Windows 10 touchscreen PC, and a Macbook Pro. While the Mac … Continue reading

Gestures and multi-touch: Logitech T650

As operating systems evolve, so do the ways of interacting with them. While older laptops might have still the processing power or even the disk space to run e.g. Win8 or Win10, it is often in the control, or human … Continue reading

Price for mobile use value: laptops

I did a quick comparison of three kinds of laptops: a touchscreen Win8-PC, Macbook Pro, and a Chromebook. Since I am primarily interested in how much use time, for which price, and how much weight I need to carry around, … Continue reading