Daily Archives: August 7, 2009

What do MS-DOS, Lotus 1-2-3, Dot Matrix printers have in common?

1) They are very old
2) They are still in use!

I found that hard to believe, but read this: 25 Computer Products That Refuse to Die. I was amazed to see all of these old technologies still kicking around. For example, dot matrix printers have two features that laser printers do not: continuous feed and the ability to print on multipart forms. Check out the list: you’ll be amazed what people are still using. Remember Prodigy? Netscape? Yup, all on the list. Like I said…amazing! :)

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John Hughes

John Hughes died today. He wasn’t a great director, like Scorsese or Hitchcock, but he was a very good director. He managed to encapsulate a time — the 1980s — in a way few directors can. And he made some really enjoyable films, like Planes, Trains & Automobiles. It seems right that his films had great soundtracks, because like a good pop song, his movies managed to capture something that was both light and timeless.
Here’s Steve Martin and John Candy…enjoy.