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December 4, 2007  5:54 AM

Overheard: Who jumped on the Internet bandwagon first?

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Internet, Technology

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...

December 4, 2007  5:18 AM

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

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
HTML, Technology, XHTML

douglas-crockford.jpg "There are good ideas in HTML, but many of these were discarded in the...

December 3, 2007  9:17 PM

Overheard: Wikipedia and Creative Commons

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Creative Commons, Technology, wikipedia

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

December 3, 2007  9:07 PM

Overheard: Data analysis

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Data, Disney, online revenue, Technology

steve_wadsworth.jpg "I usually pick the data that works for me and point to the rest and say,...

December 1, 2007  9:58 PM

What is IT? An HP buffalo chip

Posted by: 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...

December 1, 2007  8:04 PM

What is IT? A blade server with a SAN underneath

Posted by: 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...

December 1, 2007  7:45 PM

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

Posted by: Margaret Rouse

tape_library.gif Learn more about the technology used at the Potsdam Institute for...

December 1, 2007  7:44 PM

What is IT? The first mouse

Posted by: 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

Posted by: Margaret Rouse

uniglobal_on_ibm_campus.jpg Read more about this virtual protest at virtual IBM.

December 1, 2007  7:36 PM

What is IT? The first Apple computer

Posted by: Margaret Rouse

first-apple-computer.jpg Learn more about this computer.

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