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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

November 15, 2008  4:21 PM

g-speak: Oblong brings the “Minority Report” operating system to science reality



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzz, cool, creativity, culture, data, demonstration, display, entrepeneurship, fun, futurism, geek, immersive 3D worlds, innovation, interactive media, interesting, interface, Internet, invention, media, multimedia, operating systems, science, Technology, tool, video, virtual, virtual reality

William Gibson noted recently that the cyberpunk fiction he'd been writing over the past quarter century has now become science fact. Pattern Recognition and Spook Country are both set in near-futures with technology and social norms that...


June 13, 2008  1:45 PM

What is Unity? Lockheed-Martin’s implementation of a social computing platform wows Enterprise 2.0 conferees.



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, blogging, business, buzzword, CMS, collaboration, communications, community, conference, enterprise, enterprise 2.0, feeds, Google, howto, information, innovation, interesting, invention, Microsoft, Networking, portal, search, search engine, social bookmarking, social networking, social publishing, software, software development, Technology, tool, trend, Web 2.0, Web applications, wiki

One of the unexpected hits of the Enterprise 2.0 Conference this past week was a presentation by Lockheed-Martin on Unity, its social computing platform. One of the world's largest...


June 11, 2008  3:56 PM

Video: What is Intellipedia? Burke and Dennehy explain how wikis are being used at the CIA



Posted by: GuyPardon
collaboration, community, culture, enterprise 2.0, geek, government, information, innovation, invention, learning, tool, trend

Download Title Sometimes celebrity is all about context. Stars of film, sport...


June 10, 2008  12:16 PM

What is enterprise 2.0? Cloud computing proponents mix with social software vendors in Boston.



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, buzz, buzzword, cloud computing, collaboration, communications, conference, conversation, demonstration, Development, enterprise, enterprise 2.0, entrepeneurship, event, innovation, interesting, interface, Internet, interoperability, invention, Microsoft, Networking, new media, news, open source, participation, productivity, social bookmarking, social networking, social publishing, software, software development, spreadsheet, startup, streaming, Technology, the cloud, trend, useful, video, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services, wiki, word meanings

The question of creating an agreed upon definition for enterprise 2.0 continues to come up here on the Boston waterfront, as hundreds of software executives, CIOs, software vendors, media and curious technologists mix and...


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  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


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