Oct 2016

Touching the bar

Touching the bar

The end of October signals the clocks going back, Halloween and the run up to Bonfire night. It also signals another Keynote event from Apple. As a freelance designer, I rely on my Macbook Pro and it suffers from heavy usage on a daily basis. So I was really looking forward to seeing what Apple was going to do with the 2016 model. 

This is Alan speaking

This is Alan speaking

On the eve of the announcement of the new line of Macbooks from Apple, I thought I would dedicate today's blog to the pioneer of computer science, Alan Turing. Without him, we wouldn't have had the breakthrough in personal computer technology. More than that, his work at Bletchley Park during the Second World War was responsible for breaking the Enigma code which helped the allies win the war (I would highly recommend watching the film "The Imitation Game" for the full story behind this).

Capital K!

Capital K!

In todays world of digital cameras and smartphones, it seems alien to think that, not long ago, you took a picture on a clunky camera. You then had to take your 35mm film to a photo shop and wait a few days for the film to be developed before being handed an envelope of your memories on photo paper... that's right... paper!