December 11th, 2012 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Christmas, Retro Scan, freelance work, Apple, Nintendo, Zelda, Coco, PC World, PCMag, NES, art, 2012
It's that time of year again: the Yuletide. In celebration, I thought I'd dredge through the VC&G archives for Christmas material and collect it all in one place. (I also did this last year, but I have updated the list of links with new material for 2012.)
Below you will find a list of everything Yule-flavored from this site and my offsite freelance work. There are a couple slideshow gems in there that you don't want to miss, so check those out if you haven't already.
I have a soft spot for Christmas, having been raised with the tradition, so this list is for me as much as it is for everyone else. After going through these things again, it's amazing to see how much Christmas stuff I've posted over the years. I hope you enjoy it.
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July 16th, 2012 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Microsoft, IBM PC, Macintosh, hardware, freelance work, slideshow, PCMag
Microsoft's recent announcement of its Surface tablet line has brought a lot of attention to the history of Microsoft's hardware products. Unfortunately, most accounts of that history are sorely lacking, rarely going beyond Microsoft's involvement in PC peripherals like mice.
I thought I'd remedy that gap in history by digging back into the past and bringing to light a forgotten era of Microsoft hardware — all of which, it just so happens, launched in the 1980s.
The result, "The Secret History of Microsoft Hardware," is now live over at PCMag.com. I hope you enjoy it.