Penguin Books of the Future

I’ve written here about how much I’m looking forward to the Apple iPad (yes, still, despite the faulty MacBook I wrote about in my last post). This week I’ve been teaching from two Penguin Books editions, Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly,...

MacBook Screen Rot

I still love my MacBook, even though it’s developed a case of screen rot. I don’t regret switching to Mac as my primary computing platform, but let’s face it, Macs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Macs hardware is elegant, but in...

iWant iPad

In his New York Times op-ed piece yesterday, former Microsoft vice president Dick Brass commented on Redmond’s inability to make the kind of hardware that people want to buy: Not everything that has gone wrong at Microsoft is due to internecine warfare. Part of...

Microsoft’s Black Screen of Death

I read today’s op-ed piece in the New York Times by former Microsoft vice president Dick Brass today with great interest. Entitled “Microsoft’s Creative Destruction,” the piece argues that Microsoft has created a “dysfunctional corporate...
Back in Mac

Back in Mac

Although I’ve been blogging regularly over at Patell and Waterman’s History of New York over the past few months, I’ve been on hiatus here. But now that the year has officially begun its second half and my summer graduate class on the American novel...