Author Archives: Stefano

A well-done Steve Jobs animated biography (and some IT history too)

“Oh no, yet another Steve Jobs movie?” Not exactly… It’s an animated multi-timeline Steve Jobs‘ biography, featuring all relevant IT people from 1955 to 2011, along with main IT events and computer/technology introduction events. It’s so well done (IMHO) that … Continue reading

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The real value of stuff running in our smartphones (compared to 30 years ago)

Well, I know it’s quite unfair but yet it’s still amazing. Just imagine all the stuff running within our smartphone (the kind of stuff we all take for granted, now). A book, Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think … Continue reading

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Enter HIP – Human IP address: the Internet of Human Beings

A recent Forbes story has sparkled speculations about IP addresses being assigned to each and every human being. Besides the Science-Fiction scenario, it seems logical to assign to all living human beings an IP address hence bypassing any further IDs, … Continue reading

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How to edit text in your browser – without launching an editor!

A simple text editor – always available at your fingertips? It’s inside your browser! It’s just a matter of writing in the location/URL textbox of your browser the following text and start typing: data:text/html, <html contenteditable> You’ll get a very … Continue reading

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May 26th 1995: Bill Gates writes about the “Internet Tidal Wave”

20 years have gone since this internal memo, aimed at Microsoft Executives, in which Bill Gates himself talked about the “Internet Tidal Wave” and provided a strategic point of view for a MS-dominated ‘Net; the memo surfaced during the prolonged … Continue reading

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Windows 95 Video Guide with Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry: PCs explained by “Friends” actors

Back in 1995! The world was raving for Friends sitcom and Windows 95 has just been released. Someone thought it was a good idea to put Hollywood stars Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry in this video acting like themselves trying … Continue reading

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“A Lego Brickumentary”: that’s what a great movie is made of (literally)

“A Lego Brickumentary”, in Theaters July 31st, 2015, with Jason Bateman as the narrating voice, this is the movie you’ve been waiting for! Lego-addicts all around the world are eagerly awaiting this one and, for sure, this will “build” great … Continue reading

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How to play vintage MS-DOS games embedded into tweets!

What about a nice ol’ MS-DOS game? The awesome vintage gaming library plus Twitter comes in quite handy! Embedding DOSBox-based, old school MS-DOS games has never been so easy: create a new tweet and copy the link to your … Continue reading

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Bill Gates’ letter celebrating Microsoft 40th anniversary

This is awesome! The real letter that Bill Gates sent to Microsoft employees for the company’s 40th anniversary. The Verge reports: Gates sent the following letter to Microsoft employees today to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary. The letter was posted … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Day 2015: Google introduces #ChromeSelfie

Early today, Google Chrome users found this unusual new feature… Google introduces #ChromeSelfie to Chrome users: the ultimate social mood sharing tool! Have you ever read an article that made your jaw drop or seen a funny clip that made … Continue reading

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