Author Archives: Stefano

Enter Zooids and build your own little Robot Army !!!

Meet Zooids: a tiny robot-swarm with some pretty features. The project, by Mathieu Le Goc, Lawrence H Kim, Ali Parsaei, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Pierre Dragicevic and Sean Follmer seems amazing: This paper introduces swarm user interfaces, a new class of human-computer … Continue reading

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The vintage alternative to Word Processor

Found this one on the ‘net, couldn’t resist… It’s an awesome, vintage, alternative to modern Word Processor, don’t you agree?

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Hard Disk price from 1956 to 2016

I recently came across a very interesting page in which John C. McCallum has collected a huge number of hard disk unit specs along with introduction year and price. Beginning from 1956, with the 24″ IBM sporting a hefty 3.75 … Continue reading

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“Computer chess”: a 2013 nerd movie about vintage computing – and more…

I recently watched a 2013-movie: Computer Chess. To my real shame, I missed it when it was released, some 3 years ago. It’s very compelling and well-made – and funny too; written and directed by Andrew Bujalski the movie it’s … Continue reading

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Happy #InternautDay: World Wide Web turns 25!

Happy 25th birthday World Wide Web! Well, actually, as reported here, Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted on March 9th 1991 a draft of WWW/HTTP to his boss, Mike Sendall, who was not really excited about it… On August 6th the very … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: a few notes [Updated]

Tomorrow, August 2nd, Microsoft will release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the very first major update since the July 29th update deadline. Most users will barely notice this update even though some details should be taken into account. In first … Continue reading

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Swiss illustrator turns Star Wars Episode IV into a very looooong infographic

“The Force is strong with this one [infographic]” Swiss illustrator Martin Panchaud has just gone some parsecs beyond common Star Wars fanatism (even beyond mine…). He worked on a single infographic that covers all of the 1977 first Star Wars … Continue reading

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TheFacebook.com in 2004: Mark Zuckerberg discusses his 100k users social network

12 years ago, a much younger Mark Zuckerberg talks about his brand new TheFacebook.com social network. Seems so amazing, right now: 12 years and one billion users later… 😉 11 years ago today, someone named Mark Zuckerberg appeared on CNBC … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Nolan Bushnell!

Happy birthday Nolan Bushnell!

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