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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

October 15, 2008  9:00 AM

What is Blog Action Day? A chance to help fight global poverty.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, blogging, business, buzz, communications, cool, culture, Development, education, entrepeneurship, event, free, green, Internet, learning, media, open source, politics, resource, science, small business, Technology, tool, useful, volunteer, Web 2.0

Blog Action Day is, according to its founders, "an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day."

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September 5, 2008  7:19 AM

Rapping about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider? Not the end of the world as we know it.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, cool, culture, free, fun, futurism, geek, humor, learning, MP3, music, science, Technology, video, YouTube

Need a breath of fresh air and humor heading into the weekend? Check out this hilarious video of the Large Hadron Rap on YouTube. Hat tip to Cosmos Magazine for the


August 20, 2008  6:58 PM

Video: MIT’s OpenCourseWare — Introduction to Algorithms (Lesson 1 and 2)



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, Class, college, courses, education, free, fundamentals, Google, learning, programming, public domain, software, software development, Technology, tutorial, useful, video

Thanks to a friendly Creative Commons license, these introductory lectures could be uploaded to Google Video by Peteris Krumins from the host on MIT’s...

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August 1, 2008  10:29 AM

Video: Jimmy Wales on Google’s Knol



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, blogging, business, buzz, collaboration, commentary, communications, community, conversation, free, Google, innovation, Internet, learning, public domain, search, search engine, Silicon Valley, social publishing, tool, video, Web 2.0, Web applications, wiki, YouTube

Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, talked to WNYC's Brian Lehrer about Google Knol, a new competitor...


June 17, 2008  9:53 PM

What are the best new features of Firefox 3?



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, communications, cool, downloads, freeware, innovation, Internet, learning, open source, resource, reviews, screencast, software, tutorial, video, Web 2.0, Web applications

After downloading Firefox 3 today, I noticed the speed difference. Thankfully, there were no problems with transferring any settings or plugins, either. I'm a huge fan of the keyword search of Web history in URL address field. The sharp rendering by the Gecko engine...


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  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...


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