Topics

MORE

Gary Davis

Latest Stories

  • 15 years ago | Tech

    On April 4, George Lucas disappointed millions of Star Wars fans by releasing The Phantom Menace only on VHS in the United States. But one day earlier, on April 3, I was sitting in a friend‘s living room in Santa Monica watching a video disc ...

  • 15 years ago | Tech

    The ILOVEYOU computer bug, the fastest-spreading, most destructive virus in the history of computers, was made possible by those much-maligned folks at Microsoft. Let me explain. In the past, most people assumed that you couldn‘t get a virus ...

  • 15 years ago | Tech

    While 1100 came and went for most people without the slightest hitch, as a systems analyst I ran into fatal Y2K errors in a wide range of software and electronic devices. The Y2K bug was real. Here are some case studies: APLUS Accounting Software ...

  • 15 years ago | Tech

    I WAS SITTING IN A RESTAURANTin Beverly Hills, reading about how that city was giving out tickets to cars without front license plates, when I got a ticket for not having a front plate. (The purpose of this new enforcement policy is to prevent dri...

  • 15 years ago | Tech

    Chinese DVD player evades security --and it doesn’t even need a hack The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has been busily shutting down Web sites -- and instigating charges against a Norwegian teen -- to stop hackers from publishi...

  • 16 years ago | Tech

    As the century ends, we see everything except our cars getting cheaper, faster, smaller, smarter and, now, wireless. If the technology revolutions of the last 100 years have anything to teach us, it’s that we can‘t imagine how easy life ...