Tag Archives: Technology

What’s the story behind QWERTY keyboard layout?

Ever wondered why we’re using such a strange computer keyboard layout as the common QWERTY? Look at this CNN Money video to get some clue: More info on QWERTY here on Wikipedia; look here for more detailed info on QWERTY … Continue reading

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The real value of stuff running in our smartphones (compared to 30 years ago)

Well, I know it’s quite unfair but yet it’s still amazing. Just imagine all the stuff running within our smartphone (the kind of stuff we all take for granted, now). A book, Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think … Continue reading

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Enter HIP – Human IP address: the Internet of Human Beings

A recent Forbes story has sparkled speculations about IP addresses being assigned to each and every human being. Besides the Science-Fiction scenario, it seems logical to assign to all living human beings an IP address hence bypassing any further IDs, … Continue reading

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Latest National Geographic Magazine: “The age of disbelief” (about science)

Love National Geographic Magazine: March issue’s cover story is about disbelief, skepticism about science and doubt versus estabilished science. From medicine to space, from history to dinosaur, from evolution to global climate: skepticism is all around us and is, somehow … Continue reading

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From 128 Megabytes to 256 Gigabytes in less than 9 years: a USB-drive story

Can’t remember when I first bought my first USB pendrive. I presume it was something like a 256 Megabytes, acting as an MP3 player and costing some 70 euros (about 90 USD). Back then, it seemed as a lot of … 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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The future and Internet as seen in a video from 1969

Take a look at this video, it may seem too similar to today’s life even if some tools are quite… funny. Nevertheless, in 1969 they thought about: flat-screen monitors, some sort of writing recognition, multi-monitor setups and… (yes) a global … Continue reading

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Cloud computing for business: a well thought-out presentation

If you’re somehow wondering how this crazy little/big thing called Cloud will change your life – and your business, anytime soon, check this Slideshare presentation by Ramkumar Lakshminarayanan. Discovering the value of the cloud for the business View more presentations … Continue reading

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