WhatIs.com Word of the Day Archive


December 1, 2007  8:04 PM

What is IT? A blade server with a SAN underneath

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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There are 14 blades are two blade servers (with room for 12 more) and a SAN in this one clean-looking unit.

Read more about the technology that the city of Hickory, North Carolina has deployed.

(Thanks Divewolf!)

December 1, 2007  7:45 PM

What is IT? Tape library at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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Learn more about the technology used at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. This robotic tape library is 14 years old and still going strong.


December 1, 2007  7:44 PM

What is IT? The first mouse

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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The mouse was invented by Douglas Englebart.


December 1, 2007  7:37 PM

What is IT? The first union protest to take place in Second Life

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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Read more about this virtual protest at virtual IBM.

The very real union behind it claims it was a success.


December 1, 2007  7:36 PM

What is IT? The first Apple computer

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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Learn more about this computer.


December 1, 2007  7:32 PM

What is IT? The One Laptop Per Child computer

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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Read more about the OLPC initiative.


December 1, 2007  7:22 PM

What is it? Solid state flash drive

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

What’s the latest in urban chic? A flash drive mod, of course.

flash-drive.jpg Flash drive jacknife.

See who makes it.

flash-drive.JPG Flash drive necklace

See who makes it.

memory-stick.gif Memory sticks

See who makes it.

flash-drive2.jpg Flash drive lipstick

See who makes it.

flash-drive3.jpg Flash drive mini wine bottle.

See who makes it.

lego-memory-stick-1.jpg Lego flash drive. 

Learn how to make it.

memoryband2images375.gif Flash drives “memory” bracelets.

See who makes them.

flashmini.jpg Matchbox flash drive mods.

Learn how to make them.

pez.jpg Pez mods

Learn how to make them.


December 1, 2007  6:48 PM

What is it? It’s a datacenter in a box

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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Read more about Sun’s modular datacenter project or take the video tour below.

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December 1, 2007  2:46 PM

What is IT? Mobile point-of-sale terminal

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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The waitress can swipe your card right at your table with this Hypercom ICE mobile POS terminal with integrated printer


December 1, 2007  2:26 PM

What is IT? Data center floor puller

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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In many data centers, cold air runs parallel to the floor under raised tiles. Matt Stansberry explains more in
Raised floors and efficiency: Controlling cooling matters


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