In August 1995, only 30% of American homes had a computer. Less than 10% had internet access. I had not become a disciple of broadband. I didn’t even know what broadband! Like everyone else, I was patiently waiting to upgrade my no-name laptop, which I had bought from the Computer Shopper catalog. For an impoverished immigrant, it felt … Continue reading Windows 95 & the Web made each other a hit
…at the dawn of the 90s, P.M. Dawn enjoyed a brief moment where they captured a truly new sound and the attention of the world and it seemed they would be able to ride that wave of success almost indefinitely.
Diabetes has claimed another life. One of the pioneers of hip-hop, Prince Be, one half of 1990s group, P.M. Dawn passed away last week after diabetes led to renal failure. Anil Dash, a technologist who is known for his sharp essays on technology culture, has penned an heartbreakingly beautiful homage to one of the forgotten talents of the genre. It should be on your must read list, and for the record Anil missed his true calling — a rock/music critic of infinite understanding for music.