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December 4, 2007  5:54 AM

Overheard: Who jumped on the Internet bandwagon first?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

A list of the first 100 dot com domains is making the rounds. On March 15, 1985,  I turned thirty years old and Symbolics registered the first dot com domain. It’s interesting to see which IT companies were quick to jump on the bandwagon. I don’t see Microsoft in the list, but Apple is there.

SYMBOLICS.COM
BBN.COM
THINK.COM
MCC.COM
DEC.COM
NORTHROP.COM
XEROX.COM
SRI.COM
HP.COM
BELLCORE.COM
IBM.COM
SUN.COM
INTEL.COM
TI.COM
ATT.COM
GMR.COM
TEK.COM
FMC.COM
UB.COM
BELL-ATL.COM
GE.COM
GREBYN.COM
ISC.COM
NSC.COM
STARGATE.COM
BOEING.COM
ITCORP.COM
SIEMENS.COM
PYRAMID.COM
ALPHACDC.COM
BDM.COM
FLUKE.COM
INMET.COM
KESMAI.COM
MENTOR.COM
NEC.COM
RAY.COM
ROSEMOUNT.COM
VORTEX.COM
ALCOA.COM
GTE.COM
ADOBE.COM
AMD.COM
DAS.COM
DATA-IO.COM
OCTOPUS.COM
PORTAL.COM
TELTONE.COM
3COM.COM
AMDAHL.COM
CCUR.COM
CI.COM
CONVERGENT.COM
DG.COM
PEREGRINE.COM
QUAD.COM
SQ.COM
TANDY.COM
TTI.COM
UNISYS.COM
CGI.COM
CTS.COM
SPDCC.COM
APPLE.COM
NMA.COM
PRIME.COM
PHILIPS.COM
DATACUBE.COM
KAI.COM
TIC.COM
VINE.COM
NCR.COM
CISCO.COM
RDL.COM
SLB.COM
PARCPLACE.COM
UTC.COM
IDE.COM
TRW.COM
UNIPRESS.COM
DUPONT.COM
LOCKHEED.COM
ROSETTA.COM
TOAD.COM
QUICK.COM
ALLIED.COM
DSC.COM
SCO.COM
GENE.COM
KCCS.COM
SPECTRA.COM
WLK.COM
MENTAT.COM
WYSE.COM
CFG.COM
MARBLE.COM
CAYMAN.COM
ENTITY.COM
KSR.COM
NYNEXST.COM
March 15 1985
April 24 1985
May 24 1985
July 11 1985
September 30 1985
November 7 1985
January 9 1986
January 17 1986
March 3 1986
March 5 1986
March 19 1986
March 19 1986
March 25 1986
March 25 1986
April 25 1986
May 8 1986
May 8 1986
July 10 1986
July 10 1986
August 5 1986
August 5 1986
August 5 1986
August 5 1986
August 5 1986
August 5 1986
September 2 1986
September 18 1986
September 29 1986
October 18 1986
October 27 1986
October 27 1986
October 27 1986
October 27 1986
October 27 1986
October 27 1986
October 27 1986
October 27 1986
October 27 1986
October 27 1986
November 5 1986
November 5 1986
November 17 1986
November 17 1986
November 17 1986
November 17 1986
November 17 1986
November 17 1986
November 17 1986
December 11 1986
December 11 1986
December 11 1986
December 11 1986
December 11 1986
December 11 1986
December 11 1986
December 11 1986
December 11 1986
December 11 1986
December 11 1986
December 11 1986
January 19 1987
January 19 1987
January 19 1987
February 19 1987
March 4 1987
March 4 1987
April 4 1987
April 23 1987
April 23 1987
April 23 1987
April 23 1987
April 30 1987
May 14 1987
May 14 1987
May 20 1987
May 27 1987
May 27 1987
June 26 1987
July 9 1987
July 13 1987
July 27 1987
July 27 1987
July 28 1987
August 18 1987
August 31 1987
September 3 1987
September 3 1987
September 3 1987
September 22 1987
September 22 1987
September 22 1987
September 22 1987
September 30 1987
October 14 1987
November 2 1987
November 9 1987
November 16 1987
November 16 1987
November 24 1987
November 30 1987

December 4, 2007  5:18 AM

Overheard: HTML 5 won’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
douglas-crockford.jpg “There are good ideas in HTML, but many of these were discarded in the XHTML effort.

My thinking is that we should take a step back and refocus. The problems with HTML will not be solved by making it bigger and more complicated. I think instead we should generalize what it does well, while excising features that are problematic.

HTML can be made into a general application delivery format without disrupting its original role as a document format.”

Douglas Crockford, Fixing HTML


The simplification of the language reduces the cost of training of web developers. It incorporates the best practices of Ajax development. It provides extensibility without complexity.


December 3, 2007  9:17 PM

Overheard: Wikipedia and Creative Commons

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/TfY9aXZC7Q0" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


December 3, 2007  9:07 PM

Overheard: Data analysis

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
steve_wadsworth.jpg “I usually pick the data that works for me and point to the rest and say, ‘it’s flawed’.”

Steven Wadsworth, president of Walt Disney Internet Group

Great quote in an article by Mark Walsh, Disney Exec: Online Revenue Could Be Double


December 3, 2007  11:45 AM

Overheard: MOSS as a knowledge management tool

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
gavin-clabaugh.jpg When I wanted to build a knowledgebase, I turned to my preferred hammer, SharePoint. My secret goal was to simply avoid the 11th circle of IT hell — the hell where all bad programmers go.

Gavin Clabaugh, The Cuneiform Code


December 1, 2007  9:58 PM

What is IT? An HP buffalo chip

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

hp-buffalo-chip.jpg

Chip designers used to sign their work with hidden graphics. I thought this one was especially clever. Each of the dots (chips) behind the buffalo represents a version of the microchip.

Learn more about this particular chip and see other examples of chip art.


December 1, 2007  8:04 PM

What is IT? A blade server with a SAN underneath

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

blade_san.jpg

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

tape_library.gif

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

first-mouse.gif

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

uniglobal_on_ibm_campus.jpg

Read more about this virtual protest at virtual IBM.

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


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