1. The cursed universes of Dana Sibera On the Photoshop creations of Dana Sibera, @NanoRaptor on Twitter and Mastodon. Yeah, this stuff is great and compelling. And the AH potential is discussed by the article's author, the writer of...
  2. kasumigenx

    DBWI no Rhone/Rhine Silicon Valley

    IOTL since the middle of the 20th century the Rhone Valley in France in Burgundy, Rhine in Germany and Switzerland have been the center of Technology, Computing and the formation of the internet it was said that Britain and its commonwealth of Nations and Europe remaining the military power in...
  3. WI:Microsoft was broken up

    What would the state of PC be had Microsoft been broken up back in the late '90's/early 2000's? Would there be more competition in the OS arena? I want to know if OS's like the BSD's and Linux could have a bigger share of the market.
  4. What if NeXT had gone public instead of being bought by Apple?

    This past week was the 20th anniversary of Apple's purchase of NeXT Software, Steve Jobs' company which provided NEXTSTEP, the operating system that eventually became Mac OS X, as well as iOS. However, this article explains that despite substantial losses of nearly $300 million over three years...
  5. What countries could sustain a native computer industry?

    So I've been reading a little about the history of personal computing and computing in general in the late 70s up to the early 90s, before the current market stabilized around 'Wintel' computers, there were many competing technologies and standards, and many different systems for home computers...
  6. A complete difference engine in the 1820s

    The first computer ever designed, a mechanical one, was designed by Charles Babbage. Called the difference engine. What if either the difference engine, analytical engine or even both had been completed?