An Internet Pioneer Foresaw the Tech Bubble's Filthy Rich Programmers

In 1969, internet pioneer Paul Baran predicted that by the year 2000, computer programmers may very well be the richest people in the world. Remember, this is when Bill Gates was just a 14-year-old nerd in Seattle. » 6/04/13 11:59am 6/04/13 11:59am

Are Cable Companies Secretly Planning An "A La Carte" Option?

According to Reuters, cable companies are secretly discussing plans that'll let customers choose what channels they want. Content providers won't like this "a la carte" arrangement, but who cares. This is something customers wanted like yesterday. [Reuters via Tech Crunch; Image from IKO/Shutterstock] » 9/27/11 9:21pm 9/27/11 9:21pm

Mark Zuckerberg Sucks at Coding Now

Mark Zuckerberg isn't the coding wiz he used to be. When he was young and not rich, he would put himself through coding marathon sessions, banging out lines like Lohan. It's true! I saw it in The Social Network. No more though. He doesn't code much nowadays and when he does, he sucks. » 9/12/11 1:20pm 9/12/11 1:20pm

So You Want to Be a Computer Programmer...

For whatever reasons, you believe that computer programming is the obvious career path for you. Before you pursue that dream job though, let's imagine how things would be after a few years. » 12/24/10 9:00am 12/24/10 9:00am

Web Designers Versus Web Developers, Visualized

Web designers and web developers: seemingly so similar, in fact worlds apart. Here's just a few of the differences between the two, visualized for your pleasure and, once you see the salary gap, potential crushing disappointment. » 11/11/10 7:20pm 11/11/10 7:20pm

Just Say "I Boo" (-lean) For These Coders' Wedding Cake

Pity the poor baker who had to ice USB logos, smiley-emoticons, power symbols, @ signs and all that syntax. Guess it was easier than icing that dead AT-AT, mind. [Wedinator - Thanks, Kate!] » 5/25/10 3:03am 5/25/10 3:03am

Windows 7 Engineering Squad Has 1000 Developers Spread Over 25 Teams

Steven Sinofsky, Senior VP in charge of Windows 7 development, has just posted some details on the Microsoft's Windows 7 Engineering blog on what the internal structure looks like for the upcoming OS. It sounds (at least to us) equal parts logistical nightmare and brute force "1000 monkeys at 1000 typewriters", with… » 8/19/08 9:40pm 8/19/08 9:40pm