Author Archives: Stefano

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 Archive.org 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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April Fool’s Day 2015: Google Maps turns into PacMan Arcade (no coins required)

It’s April Fool’s Day again! Google turns its great Google Maps into a PacMan worldwide videogame. You’ll be able to run the Pac-character on your own streets avoing Pinky and most other evil ghosts – yes, that’s right: using your … Continue reading

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Jurassic Park (and several other blockbusters) completely recreated with Lego by a dad and his daughter

Animator Paul Hollingsworth (with Digital Wizard Studios) and his daughter Hailee did something very weird, truly unusual and so cool! Using some $100,000 of LEGO pieces, they digitally managed to recreate the 1993 dino-thriller Jurassic Park along several other video … Continue reading

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Pixels: an (awesome) upcoming movie about vintage gaming

You may already have seen this video, Pixels, released in 2010 by french director Patrick Jean: it’s awesome and has been an inspiration for most vintage game lovers around the world. New York is suddendly surrounded by the best 80s … Continue reading

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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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