Category Archives: Digital media

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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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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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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Ikea Catalogue becomes bookbook: a great Apple-spoofing video (and a great marketing tool too!)

Once again we’re getting the 2015 Ikea Catalogue filled with (nice) pictures, products and suggestions. Ikea Catalogue is not just the Ikea’s best selling item (even though it’s free) beyond meatballs and Billys shelves, it’s a dramatically powerful marketing tool. … 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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Play and experiment some weird music with this all-HTML5 Theremin

Remember those 50s SciFi themes and soundtracks? Those B-Movie horror scenes? Well, most of them were made with a Theremin. The instrument was invented by a young Russian physicist named Lev Sergeevich Termen in 1920. Now you can play it … 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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Facebook introduces Cards: Gifts will never be so socially the same

As reported by Venturebeat, Facebook is introducing Cards, a sort of prepaid credit card for sending gifts – social gifts, actually. Cards are like regular, plastic gift cards, except that they work at a wide range of retailers. (For the … Continue reading

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LinkedIn marks 200 million members milestone

As reported by SearchEngineWatch, LinkedIn has just reached the 200 million members milestone, almost one-fifth of Facebook users and as much as Twitter. How does a professional and job-oriented social network stack up against the current economic downturn and unemployment … Continue reading

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