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Technology News Archive - October 02, 2005

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When Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPod Nano on September 7, he predicted it would be the best-selling iPod model ever. That is a strong statement, considering the Nano is only Apple's second device to incorporate flash memory instead of a hard drive. Flash-based devices store content on a chip, which unlike a hard drive contains no movable parts.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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