Chips & Systems

It’s Been a While…

by Jerome Carter on September 18, 2017 · 0 comments

Well, Hello! Yes, it has been a while since the last post.   Thanks to everyone who wrote to ask if everything was okay. Everything is fine.   Writing the monograph has proven to be as challenging and as time-consuming as I dreaded it might be.   The good news is that I am very pleased with the […]


All-in-One: Mac, UNIX, and Windows 7

by Jerome Carter on May 13, 2013 · 0 comments

Another milestone has been reached in my quest to update my development skills and technical knowledge—I bought a MacBook Pro laptop!  After giving it a lot of thought, a Mac proved to be the best choice based on my learning goals and potential ROI.    I bought my first PC clone in mid-1980s and my first […]


Cloud Computing 101

by Jerome Carter on March 5, 2012 · 2 comments

Every so often, something comes along that significantly changes how we manage information.  The last big thing was the Internet.  Today, some 17 years after what began as ARAPNET was opened to the public for commercial use, the Internet is an inescapable part of our lives.   We conduct business, entertain ourselves, connect with friends, and […]


Time for a CPU Upgrade

by Jerome Carter on February 6, 2012 · 0 comments

My laptop is five years old. The hard drive has been replaced; the fan makes an odd clanking sound; and the screen assembly is duct-taped.  Its days are numbered, and I am itching to buy a new computer. My first real computer was an Apple IIe.   It had an 8-bit central processing unit (CPU) that […]