Rob ART, you you always gave us just the facts about Macintosh performance over the years. Because you always stuck to the facts, you never needed to resort to clickbait to keep us coming back over the years. And you definitely earned your nickname as the Mad Mac Scientist.
We will miss your "Bare Facts on Mac Speed Feats".
Rob ART's Obituary.
Where would the early web have been without the GIF graphics format? Certainly a lot less animated, and a bit less controversial, that's for sure.
According to Wilhite, as reported by Engadget, it's pronounced "JIF" with a soft "G".
I'm not sure if you realized the bigger implications of the GIF format when you created it for CompuServe. Nevertheless, thank you, Stephen, for your contribution to Internet history.
And to anyone that chooses to disagree with Wilhite's official pronunciation:
At least for today...
Clive Sinclair (or Sir Clive Sinclair if you are in a Commonwealth realm) passed away today.
While he may be widely known for the Sinclair C5, the failed three-wheeled electric vehicle, I would like to recognize his contributions to home computing.
At £79.95 in kit form and £99.95 assembled, it was about one-fifth of the price of other home computers at the time.The Guardian
His ZX80 computer brought computing to the masses, as it cost about a fifth of what other home computers cost. Its successor, the ZX81, brought the price of home computing down even further – to a low £49.95 for those willing (and brave enough) to assemble the ZX81 from a kit. The ZX81 made such an impact that it was ranked as the 9th most influential computer in history by TechRadar back in 2010 (with the original IBM PC being #8 and the original Apple Macintosh being #10).
His ZX Spectrum computers brought affordable personal computing to the masses and sold in their [sic] millions across the world.Yahoo! News
In all, millions of Spectrum ZX computers were sold world-wide, giving millions of people a start in computing.
Thank you, Clive.
A brief follow-up to my previous post on Computer Reset: Richard Byron, proprietor of Computer Reset in Dallas, TX, passed away last week. (Source)
I'd like to ask you to please keep the Byron family in your thoughts and prayers.