Tag Archives: computer history

Many Mechanical Machines

Back again with another roundup of websites promoting some history. This weeks focus is on the computers and other machines. Technologizer has come through in the past year or so with some really fun looks at technology of the past. Here are three: It’s amazing how ugly and non-functional computers were in the early stages. […]

40th anniversary of the moon landing

What space junky, almost historian, geek would I be without posting a little bit about some of the best type of history in existence. I refer, of course, to the history of man’s endeavors to explore space. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step on a celestial […]

New face, new forum

For the one or two besides me who actually visit the site, you’ll notice a change in looks. I stumbled upon this theme a few days ago, and thought to give it a try. Historically speaking, well actually it’s very forward thinking, this theme employs a cool idea. The theme is funded by a couple […]

Evolution and history of the computer interface, Macintosh style.

Appleinsider is my go to source for Mac news. What I really like about their articles are the in depth, historical explanations of Mac’s new OS features. Some places just tell you what’s new, but appleinsider gives you the background and history of what led to this change or feature. It’s really pretty nifty. Here […]

Slashdot's history

Something I’ve wondered, and even dreamed of doing, has just been done. Slashdot is ten years old this year, and one of the creators has written a short history, part 1, of the creation. http://meta.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/02/1553218&from=rss

A different history of computers and Linux

Wow, two posts in a day… I just skimmed through this interview with Con Kolivas a major Linux kernel developer who has quite the Linux development world in frustration. What caught my attention was his ‘history’ of computers. His recollection of the computers history is truly different than I had ever learned or thought of. […]

Timeplot and Exhibit

The folks over at MIT’s SIMILE have two new projects that are just mindbogglingly awesome. I used the Timeline Project for my research project a few semesters ago about World War II. Now they have a new time line type tool called Timeplot. This project uses a plot graph to display numerical data along with […]

The history of a software application

While doing some work today I stumbled upon a bit of history. The author calls it a story, but that’s what history is, right? Anyhow, it’s a very entertaining and enthralling look at the birth and death (or retirement) of a software program. It provides a lot of insight into the process of making an […]

I'm alive… really, I am…

Not that anyone reads this with any regularity (made impossible by my irregular postings)…. I stumbled upon this cool video explaining “Web 2.0” from http://www.metagrrrl.com/ (I hate buzz words, and Web 2.0 is a huge bloated, overused, ugly buzz word. Oh well..) Anyhow, it’s really cool… (If it doesn’t show up, here’s the link.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE