Archive for the 'Tech' Category

02
Oct
08

The last typewriter repairman

He stays in business repairing laser printers. And insist that typewriters have gained popular appeal among youth.  Read the article here.

While Schweitzer carried on, he noticed that most of the offices that he serviced were purchasing Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) laser printers along with their computers. Recognizing that those printers would break down and need repairs, Schweitzer took Hewlett-Packard-sponsored training courses to learn how to fix the machines and added that to the firm’s service menu. Before long, he included fax machine repairs as well.

20
Sep
08

What happens when car manufacturers use drugs?

Determined to engineer an injury proof car by 2020, Volvo turns to the African Locust for answers.

The goal is to incorporate the African locust’s “sensory-input routing methodologies” in a car, making it smart enough to avoid hitting people. “If we could trace how the locust is able to avoid each other, maybe we could program our cars not to hit pedestrians,” says Jonas Ekmark, Volvo’s director of preventative safety.

I myself am skeptical of the useful analogues that can be gained from locusts and successfully intergrated into automotive safety.

Here is the entire article.




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