Welcome to another edition of TGIF. I hope that you have all enjoyed the week and that you have a cool weekend lined up. We’re into March now so the seasons are changing around, it’s autumn here and many of you are looking forward to spring. Book some holiday and give yourself something cool to look forward to!
Without further ado…
Stuff I really liked this week…
The shapeshifting car that adapts it’s body shape to the number of people that are inside, it’s called the Rinspeed iChange.
WordSpy for finding loads of new, never seen before words.
The cool Vostok blog, they also apparently did a “secret project for Google” (more to come soon – maybe it’s an ice cream machine server)
Reading the Joy of Tech comic strip – very funny.
Awaken people’s curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark. (A. France)
The best writing is rewriting. (E.B.White)
Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity. (E.C. Zeeman)
The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable components of a computer system are those that aren’t there. (G.Bell)
Imagination is more important than knowledge. (A. Einstein)
Gerard Salton was the father of modern search and developed the 1st search engine called SMART.
Ted Nelson created Project Xanadu in 1960 and coined the term hypertext in 1963.
Tim Berners-Lee created the Virtual Library, which is the oldest catalogue of the web.
Bob Metcalfe’s Harvard PhD Thesis outlined the idea for Ethernet, later tested on Xerox PARC’s Alto machines.
Bob Kahn posed the Internet problem,and started the Internetting research program at ARPA.
Vinton Cerf sketches gateway architecture in March on back of envelope in a San Francisco hotel lobby.
Cerf and Kahn present basic Internet ideas at INWG in September at Univ of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
Cool video footage for this week…
The internet in 1968: