Having given so much attention to getting my Mac Mini running well in the closet, I realized I’d like to have periodic access to it while out of the house.
We’ve all listened to an audiobook, but did you know Siri can read a book to you? Actually, s/he can read any text to you, and it’s super easy to take advantage of.
A panoptic history of the past roughly 200 years in communications, Charles Petzold’s Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software tells the story of man’s need to transmit information through the ages. Petzold beautifully relates Semaphore, Telegraph, and TTY to our modern lives, helping us realize that the thing that’s changed most isn’t how we communicate, but merely the speed of the signals.