Hardware · Podcasts · Tech & society An age of magic computing Jon Gordon February 10, 2010, 7:05 AM Feb 10, 2010 1 Listen Featured Audio – Download MP3 – iTunes Part two of our interview with Dwight Silverman, in which we discss the question, What is a computer? ‹ Older Just what IS a computer anyway? Newer › Treats await Internet viewers of Vancouver games Browse by category Politics Environment Transcript Podcasts History Innovation Music tech Tech & society Mobile Wireless Search Privacy Security Broadband Robots Economics Microsoft Transportation Google Books Hardware Apple Sports Other Finance Social networks Cyber war News business Health tech Games Piracy Education tech Green tech Copyfight Reading recommendations Government Humor Military Yahoo Open source Censorship Gadgets Cloud computing Software About the blogger Jon Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org • @jongordon • 1-651-290-1024 Jon Gordon was the director of digital news for MPR News. One Response to “An age of magic computing” Don says: February 11, 2010 at 10:11 am Part 2 was more satisfying. As a computer professional, I (and my colleagues) have been using the term devices for items like iPhone, BlackBerry, etc. for a long time. While all computers, the term lends more to intended use rather than physical characteristics of the machine. This is much like a real-world example of college students. In general, one college student is like another college student. However, if I tell you one is a liberal arts major and another is a business major, you will make assumptions regarding future career options.