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December 10, 2008  11:43 AM

Happy 40th birthday, computer mouse!



Posted by: GuyPardon
Apple, cool, desktop, fundamentals, gadgets, geek, hardware, history, invention, learning, science, Technology, tool

first mouseToday the computer mouse celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Pictured is version 1.0, held held by inventor

August 19, 2008  12:42 AM

Bizzwords: Business lingo describes the state and style of the information age



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzzword, college, commentary, communications, conversation, cool, creativity, crowdsourcing, culture, exploration, fun, futurism, geek, Google, history, humor, Internet, languages, Silicon Valley, social networking, Technology, Web 2.0, WhatIs.com, widgets, wiki, word meanings

Isn't it amazing how the business lingo of the times reflects the technologies, anxieties and energies of a period? My local NPR station, WBUR, featured a...


June 10, 2008  11:26 AM

What is a social spreadsheet? Dan Bricklin and SocialText combine wikis with workspaces at Enterprise 2.0.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, collaboration, commentary, communications, community, conference, cool, creativity, Development, education, enterprise, enterprise 2.0, event, freeware, history, information, innovation, interesting, interface, Internet, interoperability, invention, learning, open source, productivity, social publishing, software development, spreadsheet

Ross Mayfield, founder of SocialText, a maker of enterprise wiki software, announced the launch of a new social spreadsheet at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. In his presentation to a packed hall of technology...


May 22, 2008  4:00 PM

Observing Memorial Day: How to celebrate the fallen online



Posted by: GuyPardon
event, history, Internet, learning, memory, resource, useful, video

Next Monday is Memorial Day. During the federal holiday, most U.S.-based workers will take the time to be with family, pay their respects to fallen soldiers and family...


May 22, 2008  2:14 PM

What is the history of the ARPANET? A 1972 documentary tells the story of the birth of the Internet



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, collaboration, communications, community, data, fundamentals, government, history, innovation, Internet, invention, learning, network, Networking, science, Technology

"The Heralds of Resource Shaping" on Google Video tells the story of the origins of the Internet. At thirty minutes, this documentary is a bit longer than the average online video (or attention span) but well worth the time...


May 22, 2008  11:55 AM

What is the missing link of integrated circuitry? The memristor!



Posted by: GuyPardon
conversation, education, fundamentals, hardware, history, innovation, invention, learning, memory, Storage, Technology

The discovery of Thursday's Word of the Day, memristor, has been theorized about since 1971, when the possibility...


May 21, 2008  11:26 AM

What is the origin of Linux?



Posted by: GuyPardon
commentary, Development, fundamentals, history, invention, learning, Linux, open source, operating systems, programming, Technology, video, YouTube

In the embed below, Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, "tells the story of how he went from writing code as a graduate student in Helsinki in the early 1990s to becoming an icon for open...


May 12, 2008  9:46 AM

Video: Richard Stallman talks about the importance of free software, GNU, copyleft and open sourcing



Posted by: GuyPardon
code, collaboration, command line, commentary, community, conversation, copyright, free, freeware, fundamentals, history, invention, open source, operating systems, software development, video, YouTube

In these videos, Robin Good interviews Richard Stallman about free software and the


April 17, 2008  10:00 AM

Video: Van Jacobsen describes a new way to look at networking that focuses on a data-centric perspective



Posted by: GuyPardon
Google, history, innovation, Internet, invention, learning, Networking, video, YouTube

Van Jacobsen knows networking. After all, he is is one of the primary contributors to TCP/IP, the protocol that...


March 31, 2008  11:58 PM

Happy April Fools’ Day 2008: A roundup of the Web’s best jokes, hoaxes and lies



Posted by: GuyPardon
commentary, community, creativity, culture, event, fun, geek, Google, history, humor, interesting, Internet, media, Rails, resource, Web 2.0

In 2008, April Fools' Day Jokes are everywhere. Here's a roundup list of some of the best/worst of the lot. Gday, MATE, from Google Australia. Future...

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