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Brain: The First Computer Virus

Considered to be the first computer virus, Brain was released in its first form in January 1986.  The virus affected the IBM PC by...

Who Said That? Elwood Edwards: The Voice Of “You’ve Got Mail!”

Twenty years ago, Elwood Edwards sat in his living room and recorded four simple phrases on a cassette recorder: “welcome,” “file’s done,” “goodbye” and,...

In Memory of Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

(From Apple.com) Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate...

Geekery: Nybble – Half a Computer Byte

In computing, a nybble, aka “nibble,” is a set of four bits. Since there are eight bits in a byte, a nybble is half...

Jiffy: A Measurement of Time

The word Jiffy is an informal term for any unspecified short period of time, as in “I’ll be back in a jiffy”. From this...