The Steve Jobs Keynote I Missed

Twenty-seven years ago, I foolishly passed up the opportunity to go to a Steve Jobs keynote. I haven’t been kicking myself ever since, but I do feel bad every time I stop to think about it—such as right this moment.

I was a member of the Boston Computer Society, an amazing institution which Jonathan Rotenberg had founded in 1977, …

With Electronic Toys, Simplicity Is Everything

Only a weirdo would use a thirty-year-old word processor to get real work done. (I know what I’m talking about: I used word processors back then, and don’t want to go back.) There’s nothing particularly strange, however, about playing thirty-year-old electronic games.

Such as Ms. Pac-Man, for instance, a game that’s still beloved and …

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