Harry McCracken

Harry McCracken

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376 weeks ago @ Technologizer - Starting a New Chapter · 0 replies · +1 points

In futzing around with the settings on this blog--I\'m closing old posts so I don\'t have to kill spam forever--I accidentally made it impossible to comment on this one for awhile.

377 weeks ago @ Technologizer - Ah, But I Was So Much ... · 0 replies · +1 points

JDoors--that's it! I can see it when logged in. Can't see it when logged out. Thank you.

377 weeks ago @ Technologizer - Ah, But I Was So Much ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think that YouTube's geolocation system, for some reason, is letting me play it here at home in Daly City, California. When I checked earlier yesterday, from a network in San Francisco, it was blocked. But I can still play the video here.

379 weeks ago @ Technologizer - How the iPad 2 Became ... · 0 replies · +1 points

The iPad certainly doesn\'t provide the flexibility of a PC or Mac in terms of moving files between apps. But--and maybe I should have discussed this in my story--it provides more flexibility than I expected. Many iPad apps let you move documents directly into other apps, and I frequenty work on files in multiple apps before I\'m done with them.

379 weeks ago @ Technologizer - It's TIME for a New Ad... · 0 replies · +1 points

TIME still exists, has millions of readers in print and online, and is doing fine financially. I'm working with them mostly because I like what they do, and they like what I do, and I've had an excellent working relationship with them for almost a year and a half, during which they've never messed around with my stuff.

My goal isn't to make Technologizer more like TIME; it's to make TIME--or at least my little piece of TIME--more like Technologizer.

But if it makes you feel better: I haven't sold Technologizer, and can take it with me if I part ways with TIME.

379 weeks ago @ Technologizer - It's TIME for a New Ad... · 0 replies · +1 points

I knew a Marxist or two at PC World; I haven\'t met any at TIME yet.

379 weeks ago @ Technologizer - Whatever Happened to R... · 0 replies · +1 points

And wow, I had no idea WTBS was originally an MIT student station! If only they\'d sold it for 1% of all future profits...

379 weeks ago @ Technologizer - Whatever Happened to R... · 0 replies · +1 points

The RadioShack on Commonwealth Avenue actually moved some years ago--but just next door, in the same building. I believe it\'s smaller than it used to be, but it\'s still good-sized.

The only other RadioShack in the Boston area I keep tabs on is the one in Harvard Square (which didn\'t have any radios). It\'s been there for as long as I can remember, though it too used to be larger--it had a basement computer annex.

I believe there was a downtown RadioShack that was even older than the Comm Ave one--but that it closed decades ago.

379 weeks ago @ Technologizer - Whatever Happened to R... · 0 replies · +1 points

Clock radios still seem to be selling well--or at least they're easy enough to find.

379 weeks ago @ Technologizer - Whatever Happened to R... · 0 replies · +1 points

Well, I was going to buy a four-pack for $4.99; the 36-pack was $10. So for once, I didn\'t resent being upsold.