Recent Articles By Chuck La Tournous [RSS]

The iPad’s Killer App: It’s Not A Computer

10:00 AM, May. 21st, 2010 · Chuck La Tournous · Analysis

It’s the geeks who waited in line to buy the iPad, but it’s the mass market that’s making it a runaway hit. TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous realizes that the “killer app” he was looking for on the eve of the iPad’s introduction was there all along: Apple turned a computer into a toaster and replaced technology with magic.

How the TMO Staff Members Use Their iPhones, Part III of II

10:44 AM, Nov. 17th, 2009 · Chuck La Tournous · Analysis

Never content to let the rest of the TMO staff get the last word in, Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous chimes in on how he uses his iPhone, and seriously messes with our article numbering scheme in the process. (Part III of II -- what does he think this is, the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?")

It’s the End of the World As We Know it (and I Feel Fine)

10:55 AM, Dec. 18th, 2008 · Chuck La Tournous · Macworld Expo 2009

It's amazing. Even without the benefit of iCal or blogs, the ancient Mayans managed to come within a hair's breadth of correctly predicting the end of the world. It came not in December of 2012 as they calculated, but a mere four years and one week earlier. Tuesday, in fact, when Apple announced that Steve Jobs would not deliver the keynote speech at the 2009 Macworld Conference and Expo, and that the conference would be Apple's last as a participant.