It is 1877 and a Mrs. Sheehy of Roxburgh is the first person to have a conversation on a private line using the new-fangled contraption called a talking telegraph.
Two years later New Zealand’s first telephone office opened in Port Chalmers and another two years went by till the first phone exchange opened in Christchurch in 1881. Auckland then followed suit with 10 subscribers.
The first telephone system opened in Blenheim in 1887 with 33 subscribers and it was not until 1920 that the first automatic exchange opened.
By 1930 all the main centres had been connected and toll calls between cities and towns were possible. Gossip never had it better.
You are most likely sick and tired of hearing about the attack of Ransomware and similar worms, however, it is a fact that most Windows PCs were vulnerable to remote attack due to dud Windows Defender, the protection installed by default on all consumer oriented Windows PCs.
Without going in to all the technical details suffice it to say that Microsoft has now – and it must be said with impressive speed – issued an automatic patch to guard against the remote code execution.
The interesting thing about this whole story is
This question was posed by Immanuel Kant [Philosopher] back in 1784 and you may well wonder if we have become more enlightened when we read of all the political bickering going on around us.
Immanuel Kant went on to say that “Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity.
Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance from another.”
You see my point.
At various times the words ‘Quantum computing’ and ‘Quantum mechanics’ as well as ‘Quantum nano computers’ were mentioned in past posts.
There is a good reason for that because whilst on the one hand the whole quantum business is really weird, on the other it is wonderfully amazing and it is not long now before some startling computing results can be expected.
That means that for us mere mortals the concepts will begin to have greater meaning so we need to know a little more than just the name ‘quantum computing’.
Rumours have been circulating for a while now about a drastic refresh of the iPad to be announced this month.
Since we have yet to learn what exactly is planned only Apple know for sure what they will be offering, nevertheless there are some indications that we may see