In the early eighties, there was a lot of controversy about how many buttons a mouse should have. Unix computers often used three button mice. The Xerox PARC computers, which most consider to be the ur-GUI for both Microsoft and Apple, used three button mice. The first version of Microsoft Word shipped in 1983 with… [Read More]
The Droid X appears to be a worthy competitor to the iPhone. It is a less mature product, with releases to the OS coming thick and fast, and it is a bit less polished. The philosophical difference between the two OSs appears to be similar to the philosophies of the two companies: Apple’s approach sacrifices… [Read More]
I wasn’t getting anywhere with the Exchange client that came with the Droid X, so I downloaded one called Touchdown. Not only did Touchdown work better for me, it provided logs of its interaction with the server which helped me to figure out what was going wrong. With the Exchange client working, I downloaded and… [Read More]
I found another list of names and fought with Word Mail Merge for an hour trying to get them printed. I first brought up the old Mail Merge document, and attempted to link it to the spreadsheet containing the new names. It seemed to link OK, but now I only had one printed label per… [Read More]
Eric Bosler, exhibition curator.