TGIF – holidays!
Welcome to another installment of TGIF. I hope you are all well and that you are looking forward to the Christmas break. Many of you finish work today for at least 2 weeks so make sure you celebrate accordingly and enjoy a beverage of your choice and a couple of sweet treats too
Without further ado…
The Pedantic web:
“I see the the birth of artificial intelligence leading to increasingly snotty and patronizing personalities emerging via AI on the web to enhance our experience, just as they do in real life. At the moment it is difficult to imagine but over the next few years you are going to hear more and more about the Pedantic Web. It is a natural step in the evolution of the web towards Web 9.0 which we have named the Romantic Web. Eventually the web will contain and involve all of our relationships and connections, it will be our friend, our lover and our master.” (James Johnson – found on the no longer updated Science Faction
A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
“The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet.
Thomas Edison (who invented the light bulb) was afraid of the dark.
Bill Gates house was partially designed using a Mac.
Atari sold 400000 VCS consoles in 1979.
The Atari 2600 only has 128 bytes of RAM.
Following on from our Atari facts, an Atari commercial from 1978 (the year I was born!):