Category Archives: History

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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Homebrew Computer Club turns to Kickstarter for reunion

November 11th: a historic event will take place, the Homebrew Computer Club reunion. Yes, the venerable old HCC is reuniting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Thanks to a successuful Kickstarter campaign, at least 25 original members … Continue reading

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“9-11″ eleven years after: what’s today news, press and media coverage? [infographic]

Today, I woke up with a strange feeling. To me 9/11 means several things and, as most people in the world, I remember where I was in that day and what I was doing – something personal and painful. Then … Continue reading

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Enigma cipher machine? Build your own – papercraft – for security fans!

One of the most secret weapons of World War II: the Enigma Machine, german army cipher machine – supposedly unbreakable and uncrackable. Luckily it wasn’t so rock-solid and war turned as we all know and was won as well as … Continue reading

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Back from 1984: Apple’s Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak (and John Sculley) in a GhostBusters video – fighting IBM

Who said Steve Jobs had no sense of humour? Take a look at this Apple‘s 1984 Ghostbusters spoof video where Steve Jobs, Steve “Woz” Wozniak and former Apple CEO John Sculley appear and fight, as BlueBusters, IBM world-invasion plans. The … Continue reading

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Learning from the past of computer science: Rear Admiral Grace Hopper video interview

Thinking of this tiny yet so strong woman should really think about how far we’ve gone from the very early calculators. Watching this 1983 CBS interview with Rear Admiral Grace Hopper will reveal (to those who didn’t know) how much … Continue reading

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Happy PI Day! That’s 3.14 ;-) and Albert Einstein’s birthday too!

PI DAY & LIGHT – today is Pi day (3.14) and also Albert Einstein‘s birthday. About PI Day: Pi Day is a holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day … Continue reading

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Social networking history: how it all began and where it’s heading

This post gives a historical overview of social networking – and some good hints too. Beginning from the very first mail through Geocities – anyone remembers this one? – down to Friendster, MySpace and, of course, Facebook. Oh, by the … Continue reading

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2011: a video summary of the whole year as seen through Twitter – and the growth of Twitter itself too!

Jeremiah Warren. has come up with a brilliant round up of the biggest stories in 2011 via Twitter. If 2011 is to be considered the year of Social Media, Twitter is, for sure, the star of all Social Networks. Most … Continue reading

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Google story, 1996-2011: a six-minutes video unfolds 15 years of development of one of the biggest company ever

Ok, six minutes are too little to explain what really happened in the past 15 years – especially when it comes to Google! (The image right shows Google’s very first search page, for those who are too young.) I do … Continue reading

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