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The Quasi-weekly Update

While introducing keynote speaker Douglas Adams at the recent Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco, I recounted the story of the ESC instructor who departed…

Annoying Delays

Last weekend my 10-year-old daughter and I went to the National Aquarium here in Baltimore to see the new seahorse exhibit. Amidst the tanks displaying…

New Hardware

Bringing up new hardware requires good tools and good brains. Jack offers some insight on both fronts. Within months of the introduction of the 8008,…

Assert Yourself

Niall continues to assert the usefulness of assertions, but this month, he shows you how to make your own. Last month we discussed the use…

Obituaries

ERGO AUDREY. Entered into eternal cancellation on Wednesday, March 21, 2001. Much-ballyhooed simplifier of modern everyday life; beloved step-sister of Kerbango, also cancelled; preceded in…

Connecting The Dots

Good technical conferences always trigger in me a process I call “connecting the dots.” No doubt most of you go through something like it: looking…