Tech Time Machine: 14 March

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Derek loves nothing more than punching a remote location into a GPS, queuing up some music and heading out on a long drive, so it's a good thing he's in charge of CNET Australia's Car Tech channel.

In a world where capitalism seems to be dominant and unrepentant, it's good to know that there is another way — and that that other way, somewhat ironically, is what powers many of the computer systems, which run said capitalist system.

No prizes for guessing what the subject of today's Tech Time Machine is, but did you know that on this day in 1900, the US joined the gold standard? Or that in 1885, Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado had its public debut in London?



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Dragonmeister posted a comment   
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"....In a world where capitalism seems to be dominant and unrepentant, it's good to know that there is another way ..." - C/Net

That alternative way is called communism/socialism/religious fanaticism.
Hardly alternatives, really.

Linux/Unix has it's place, but that place just doesn't look like it will ever be the general desktops. No matter how loudly the fanboys scream.




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