4K TV at PC World

We went into PC World the other day.  They sell TVs there too – all sorts.  I said to Sheila, “I wonder if they have any 4K TVs yet?”  So we asked the assistant.

4k TV

4K TV

The answer: “4K?  What’s that then?”

We explained.  4K.  You know . . . UHD TV, Ultra High Definition, 3840 x 2160 pixels . . . ?

He went off to find someone.

He came back.

“We have one in our Evesham branch, but you have to have a survey first.”

“A what?”

“A survey – we have to come and survey your house first –  to see if you can have one.”

WHAT!?
 

We laughed.  Loudly.  All the way to the door.

Poor bloke.

But what on earth are PC World thinking?

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By Stephen Bell Posted in Media

RIP Doug Engelbart

Who?

Doug Engelbart

Doug Engelbart

In 1968, Doug Engelbart invented the Mouse, the Hyperlink, Cut – Copy & Paste, Object Linking and Embedding, and he was a pioneer of Arpanet on which the Internet was built.  It was on his work that Tim Berners-Lee built the Web.  Doug has passed away today at age 88.

He has been absolutely one of my heroes since as AV Technician, I showed the whole 100 minute video (linked to in parts below) to the computing department of University College London back in 1969.

I remember the audience seemed interested but the consensus was “It’ll never catch on”.  I believed him!

I’ve had links to these videos on my website ever since I’ve had a website. Anyone who thinks Microsoft, Apple or even Xerox invented the Graphical User Interface, the Mouse, the Internet, the Hyperlink etc should click here: The real birth of computing as we know it.  Watch Clip 12.

Steve.

By Stephen Bell Posted in Media