Author Archives: Stefano

A pocketful of early Internet Service Providers greeting packs from 1994.

Digging in my vintage-computer mess, I found this pack from Xmas 1994 – labelled Software ETC.   I barely reminded that a long-time friend, Claudio, brought me this stuff from a trip in the USA – where early Internet was … Continue reading

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WordPress blog users get Twitter official plugin

Oh, well… it’s about time! Twitter announced their very own Twitter plug-in for WordPress blogs that makes it easier to embed tweets, optimize your posts and content to Twitter-dome and – quite cool – integrate with Twitter Analytics (yes, that … Continue reading

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Latest National Geographic Magazine: “The age of disbelief” (about science)

Love National Geographic Magazine: March issue’s cover story is about disbelief, skepticism about science and doubt versus estabilished science. From medicine to space, from history to dinosaur, from evolution to global climate: skepticism is all around us and is, somehow … Continue reading

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Google’s Vint Cerf warns of ‘digital Dark Age’, talks about ‘digital obsolescence’

Vinton Cerf (now a VP at Google) talks about how we should take care about our “digital heritage” in this BBC video-interview. Vint Cerf, a “father of the internet”, says he is worried that all the images and documents we … Continue reading

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Don’t panic: even though Windows 7 free support ends today, we’ve still got five years ahead…

Today is the last day of what Microsoft calls “mainstream support” and this has been planned since a long time. Windows 7 users don’t panic: Windows 7 will get security updates and patches for the next five years, the real … Continue reading

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SNCF (French railways) marketing: Europe? It’s just next door

A brilliant campaign to promote SNCF, French railways, throughout Europe. TBWA/Paris installed coloured doors (with high-tech connected monitors) in several european cities’ public squares (Milan, Brussels, Barcelona, Geneva or Stuttgart…). Opening the door provided users a great experience of being… … Continue reading

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Disney’s “Inside Out” trailer (in theaters July ’15): what’s inside our head?

A new amazing movie is upcoming from Disney/Pixar and it’s about emotions: Inside Out. The first available trailer is a masterpiece of “what’s behind” (well, inside our brain). When and where emotions take place – and control… Enjoy!

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Atari: ‘Game Over’ documentary due for November release about the mass burial of videogames

This promises to be really awesome! You may recall about the Atari videogame burial site affair… “Atari E.T. Dig- Alamogordo, New Mexico (14036097792)” by taylorhatmaker – Atari E.T. Dig: Alamogordo, New Mexico. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. … Continue reading

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Halloween? Creepy backup software ads from the past!

Data back-up as a nightmare? Ok, just for Halloween let’s take a look at these creepy magazine ads for a couple of (ancient) backup software back from the very early 80s: Ecosoft’s Archivist for CP/M-based computers and Locksmith 5.0 for … Continue reading

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#Drones in the future (according to New York Magazine)

Aptly titled “Drones and everything after”, this long article by Benjamin Wallace-Wells featured in the latest issue of NYMag is an excellent compendium of ‘drone experiences‘ around the US and the world alike. Several real-world examples are given about how … Continue reading

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