This is the story of a man and a machine that transformed the way we work and play. He distorted and compressed reality, and achieved the impossible by insisting on simplicity and its benefits for customers.
His story begins in the early 1970s, when computer technology began to change and a wave of simplification began, as the microprocessor made computing faster, cheaper and easier to operate. In 1975, the MITS Altair became the first mass-produced personal computer kit, but it was much less sophisticated -- as well as much cheaper -- than the many microcomputers that were emerging at the time. For $495, the hobbyist got a pile of parts to solder to a board; even assembled, it was pretty primitive....
Croatian start-up Rimac introduced a 2,000-horsepower electric car at the Geneva auto show. The Concept Two caught the attention of Porsche, and the firm has purchased a 10-percent stake in Rimac.
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LANGKAWI, Malaysia (June 20): Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sat down with Reuters reporters for his first sit-down interview since his shock May 9 election defeat, and talked extensively about the 1MDB scandal, the hundreds of luxury handbags and other assets seized from him by the Malaysian authorities, and how he is coping with the investigation.
See below for some of the highlights from the interview:
On the 1MDB scandal:
"I didn't benefit from 1MDB, because I believe that the 1MDB was created to do something good for the country.