Remembering Steve Jobs’s Apple II

In the last few days, many articles have been written about Steve Jobs's contributions to the electronics world. They tend to focus on recent product introductions from {complink 379|Apple Inc.} including, the iPod, iTunes, the iPhone, and the iPad. Those are sensational products; but, in my opinion the authors' memories are too short. The articles…

Gearheads, Give Up

I'm a gearhead. I like double overhead camshafts, six-speed transmissions, and small-displacement, high-revving engines that make lots of noise. I like fast cars with great handling. I'm having trouble adjusting to hybrids and even more trouble adjusting to plug-in electric cars that need to have electronically-generated noise added to alert pedestrians. Low-performance econo-slugs aren’t interesting…