Dennis Edmondson

Consumer vs Business Class Computers

  Here’s the scenario:  You’ve got your BestBuy Advertisement in hand and you walk into the office of your IT Person of choice and you say in your best CEO / Decision Maker voice, “I can get a new computer for $399, why should I pay so much more to go through you?” I’m asked this question a lot.  Usually it’s worded nicer and the attitude isn’t there, but really it’s the...

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Tricky Technology Terms: Mac or PC?

Tricky Technology Terms: Mac or PC?

The second article in our series is going to try to tackle a question that started way back in the early 90’s and has even made a series of humorous commercials. There are two things right off the top that will go a long way in clearing this up. First, Mac (or Apple if you prefer) is a brand of computer, like Chevy and Ford are brands of trucks. Second, PC is a type of computer, like the truck...

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SOPA – Not Needed In the United States

We’ve proven time and time again that no amount of legislation is going to stop online piracy.  It’s already Illegal and is spelled out very plainly (RIAA – The Law), but it happens ANYWAY. Why? Because as the saying goes, “Where there is a will, there’s a way”. The WILL Depending on whose stats you read, which vary WILDLY (yes, “Statistics lie and liars use statistics”)...

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Hard Drives In Decline

Has anyone else noticed that the quality of Hard Drives bought in the last 2 years or so is severely lacking?  Probably not, right?  I mean, I’m the computer guy; it’s my job to notice these things.  Well, notice I have!  Hard Drives used to be tanks; they were 3 lbs of steel and electronics.  I once saw a guy take a Hard Drive that wouldn’t boot and beat it on a counter,...

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SOPA and Protect IP

If I told you that there is battle being waged with Microsoft in one corner and Google in the other, you wouldn’t be horribly surprised.  If I were to tell you that John McCain supports one side and Nancy Pelosi supports the other, you still wouldn’t think anything of it.  What if I were to tell you that on the side of Microsoft and John McCain is ultra-liberal, Minnesota Democrat, Al...

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