“The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from.” Andrew Tanenbaum's statement may be a cynical and dismissive, but it's not far from the mark. Indeed, there are a great many standards, perhaps as many as there are efforts to standardize the world around us! But what good are standards, really? The 3 Standard Types In technical fields, standardization … [Read more...] about The Myths of Standardization
Microsoft already gave the world FAT and NTFS, and both have become common in the non-Windows world thanks to flash drives, SD cards, and portable disks. But the folks from Redmond are now introducing a new filesystem, exFAT. Do we really need a new filesystem? The Rise and Fall of FAT Although computing is a volatile world, standards tend to stick around way past their … [Read more...] about An Introduction To exFAT
As I mentioned the other day, I recently picked up a Canon ultra-compact digital camera to use while on the road. What I didn't mention is that I also grabbed a nifty new accessory for the MacBook Pro: A SanDisk ExpressCard flash media adapter. This little gadget converts a notebook's ExpressCard slot into a versatile flash media adapter - it takes most versions of SD and … [Read more...] about SanDisk ExpressCard Flash Media Adapter: Nifty MacBook Pro Accessory!