Category Archives: Digital life

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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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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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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#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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Vermeer’s legacy? Tim Jenison investigates paintings, photography, art and computer graphics

Texas-based CGI specialist Tim Jenison is someone that has crossed my life a long time ago with his mind-blowing products. In 1986, when I bought my Amiga 1000, Tim Jenison was the founder of NewTek, which was so famous, back … Continue reading

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Blast from the Windows-past: how to delete file & folders from NTFS drive with wrong names & nested folders

You never learn enough… (about Windows, I mean). Problem. During a routine backup operation, I found a Windows NTFS drive contained several files and folders which could not be deleted due to wrong naming. Yes, it’s 2014 and we’re still … Continue reading

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How the future of electronic communications looked like in 1982: Compuserve’s “Welcome to someday”

$5 per hour: that’s how much it cost in 1982 to get on the ‘Net. Well, actually, not Internet: just Compuserve, with its e-mail services. As Wikipedia reports: The original CompuServe Information Service, later rebranded as CompuServe Classic, was shut … Continue reading

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Facebook Year in Review 2013: show off your social profile this year!

A small side box appeared today in my Facebook profile page: it’s the Year in Review 2013. It’s a brand-new way for Facebook to give you a view over the past years showing you the most popular statuses you shared … Continue reading

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WinAmp, one of the first MP3 players, shuts down after 15 years

After 15 years, the final curtain falls over WinAmp, one of the very first MP3 Players. I still remember quite well the first version I used on my back-then brand new notebook (a Pentium 120 MHz-based, Windows 95 behemoth): WinAmp … Continue reading

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An Apple or Samsung commercial? No, even better: Somersby Cider (yes, made with apples)!

This commercial is so brilliant! We all know how people (us) queue up outside stores whenever Apple releases a new product. It’s amazing how much this event has become ritual: door opening, store people welcoming customers, people getting crazy around … Continue reading

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