The 30th San Francisco edition of Macworld opens Thursday with a showcase of startups that organizers not surprisingly tout as the next game changers in technology. But predicting the future is always easier in hindsight: "The machine uses an experimental pointing device called a 'mouse.' There is no evidence that people actually want to use these things," San Francisco Examiner columnist John Dvorak wrote in a column published in 1984 by the then-jointly produced Sunday Examiner & Chronicle. To his credit, Dvorak correctly predicted numerous reasons the original Macintosh wouldn't be as big a hit as Apple hoped. But we now know the mouse revolutionized personal computing. Macworld itself has transformed several times since January 1985, when that first show drew 100 exhibitors and thousands of Apple fans to Brooks Hall. At the height of its popularity, there were two annual Macworld shows, including one on the East Coast. Center of universe More by Benny Evangelista US … [Read more...] about Macworld innovation through the years
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You can buy so much online these days, including big-ticket items like cars and computers. You can even get help with real estate to find your next home. But would you go online to take an eye test to buy your next pair of glasses? Companies such as Opternative and Warby Parker offer online eye exams to help you get a prescription for glasses. And Zenni Optical lets you get fitted for glasses online through an application called "Zenni Frame Fit." These companies are becoming more and more prevalent, with Hexa Research projecting the US online eyewear market growing to $505.4 million by 2025 from $338 million in 2017. But when you get fitted for glasses online, does that mean you don't need an eye doctor or optical store anymore? Not quite. Experts still recommend that you keep your electronic medical record up to date by visiting an eye doctor for a health checkup to screen for conditions such as glaucoma, a disease that causes damage to optic nerve in the eyes and may cause vision … [Read more...] about Internet Eye Tests: Will You Really Buy Your Next Prescription Online?