Alternative histories of what might have been. That's a fairly long article on the evolution of the Apple Tablet computer (now known as the iPad). I remember those heady days of seeing where computers were going and being jazzed about it. All before computers became the ubiquitous beige boxes that sat on people's desks, frustrating them in trying to get them to work "as promised" and fueling the boom in IT department staffing. It's actually a little of what I had to tackle with Bladesman. Having demolished California and its economy, Silicon Valley never took off, so where did computer development take place? In upstate NY and based around the cell phone (via Motorola and IBM's labs up there). So in my novel, computing looks very different than it does today. (grokked from Dan)
Gazpacho is best served cold. Revenge, however, is a business of applying heat.
I was beginning to miss Crazy Uncle Pat, good thing Crazy Uncle Bryan has stepped up to the plate. (also sent by Dan)