Archive for ‘History’ Category
Posted on 17:06, December 15th, 2012 by Many Ayromlou
Google60 is Norbert Landsteiner’s art piece that tries to convey what google.com search would have looked like back in the 60′s — when IBM System 360 monsters ruled the machine rooms. An absolute gem for all the 360 nerds left out there.
Posted on 12:24, October 4th, 2012 by Many Ayromlou
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Posted on 11:25, August 29th, 2012 by Many Ayromlou
The Shack rocks….well it did back in 1978. Funny part is that the so called e-book was priced around $19.95 to $24.95, just about the same as a e-book today :-)
The compact RAMAC 305……Love the part where the “Lady in Red” opens up the “Trim Gray Process Unit”……yeah baby :-)
If you have sometime and like the look of those old ads from days gone by, check out Vintage Ad Browser. They provide a great interface to browser through all sorts of Ad categories and further break them down by decades.
Posted on 22:33, November 10th, 2009 by Many Ayromlou
Yep, a whole archive of ASCII Art, brought to you by Christopher A. Johnson……Ahhh, just like heaven….
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Posted on 17:23, November 10th, 2009 by Many Ayromlou
Wow, I still remember this day. I was a first year Mathie at University of Waterloo and was having my “liquid lunch” at the bombshelter when the live coverage of “Mauerfall” started……What a amazing experience that was. Follow this link for a set of amazing pictures from past and present, from the fall of the wall.
Picture courtesy of Sue Ream, photographer (San Francisco, California)
Here is a great flickr photo set I came across this morning. Anyone remember cassettes? :-)
If you love(d) 78 rpm records, you owe it to yourself to check out Cliff Bolling’s website. Here he is continually digitizing and adding tunes from the first half of the last century in mp3 format complete with scratches, hisses, pops and all. It’s absolutely wonderful :-).
He uses an old Garrard Model RC 121 Mark II turntable and a GE VR 1 cartridge that came with the turntable. Right now, there are 3,739 titles on this page linked to mp3′s.
Brad over at bradfortner.com has a great article where he delves into the logic (or lack of) behind companies arguing IP with their own costumers. All I have to say is this, if the said company could write a decent driver, I would have had a little sympathy for them. But lets face it, Creative Labs is probably in a tie with ATI for writing the industries worst drivers for as long as I can remember.
The difference I guess is that when one of Creative’s own users started fixing the drivers, and asked other users for donations to support the effort, Creative went after him. When will these guys learn. If the guy was doing such a good job that Creative felt threatened, they should have hired the dude, not sent him a cease and desist letter. That’s pretty sad Creative.
Anyways, I think Brad is way to generous with the reptilian comparison. Reptiles have brains the last time I checked….right???
Posted on 12:19, December 17th, 2007 by Many Ayromlou
If you like to see some of the most prolific Engineers and Scientists of our time talk about how we got to where we are in computers, head over to the Computer History Museum Channel on You Tube. Oh, and if you’re ever in Northern California somewhere, take a side trip to Mountain View and visit the Museum in person, I did.
This is just such a gem I couldn’t help, but put it up. Head over to Briel Computers and have a look. Fully functional Apple I, KIM-1 and Altair PC cases. Man this just took me back in time.
Note that Replica I is actually an “upgraded” APPLE I. Their version has USB and serial and can be used with PC keyboard and power supplies. The Micro-KIM is exactly the same as the original KIM-1, but at quarter the size.