Free Will…

I am in Montreal this week, working on a friend's computer.  After twelve incredible years of service, the laptop is being replaced. But before that happens I must transfer the data to his new computer... a task made infinitely more difficult by the utter and complete infestation of his computer with malware. Aside from being … Continue reading Free Will…

A Brief History of how Microsoft (and others) Changed the World… Part 2

On July 7, 2011 I posted the first instalment of what started out as a short article for BackBone Magazine, and soon developed (and continues to morph) into something else completely.  You can read the first part here: https://garvis.ca/2011/07/07/a-brief-history-of-how-microsoft-and-others-changed-the-world-part-1/ This is the second part of the article, and it starts to get interesting if you … Continue reading A Brief History of how Microsoft (and others) Changed the World… Part 2

A Brief History of how Microsoft (and others) Changed the World… Part 1.

In October of last year I pitched an idea to the editor of Backbone Magazine for an article about how Microsoft changed the world.  We were a month shy of the 25th anniversary of Microsoft Windows, and I thought it would be a fitting and timely piece.  He asked me to write a short piece … Continue reading A Brief History of how Microsoft (and others) Changed the World… Part 1.