It's a fool's errand but still amusing: Who's the most important person in history? Steven Skiena, a professor of computer science at Stony Brook University, and Charles Ward, an engineer at Google, analyzed data from Wikipedia to answer that question.
WERE SHE alive today, Grace Hopper would surely be too busy and focused to dwell on her own Google Doodle. Too much to do, and discover, and understand. Throughout her long career, Hopper the naval officer, like time, marched on. Read full article >>
In the short history of cinema, there have been astounding advancements happening as quickly as the technology will allow. However, innovations like digital cameras, computer generated imagery, surround sound and 3D wouldn't have been possible without the inception of cinema that began with silent films. Show More Summary
Readers pounce on this post: Jathan Sadowski uses flimsy logic in being against kids learning computer programming. Of course, illiteracy is a problem and should be addressed, but nobody is arguing to sacrifice the study of history, music or gym to tackle the problem. Assuming it is a matter of allocating time and resources, I […]
The very first electronic programmable computer was created in the early 1940s, and technology has evolved immensely since then. Today, you and I know computers as desktops, laptops and tablets. Even smartphones can be considered computers since they’re capable of performing various computing tasks. Show More Summary
Computers: Their History and How They Work Rusch 1969 This super current title was recently weeded from a public library youth nonfiction collection. How recently? How about autumn 2013. I kept thinking certainly no other public or school libraries still have this in the collection. Well, I was wrong. WorldCat shows a bunch of libraries […]
One year ago today Gigapixel images of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine #2: This project is using a number of computational photography techniques to document Charles Babbage's 'Difference Engine No 2' for the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
It's amazing how history repeats itself. Internet history began with the conception of room-filled mainframe computers and "nodes" that would connect directly to the mainframes relying solely on the power of the central mainframe to get their signal and perform various tasks sent to the mainframe. Show More Summary
This Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, tens of millions of Americans will travel to Walmart stores to look for holiday discounts on computers, toys, and cell phones as well as to buy groceries and basic household items. But...Show More Summary
This approach distinguishes between susceptible and infected individuals to capture the full infection history, including contact tracing data for infected individuals. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are investigatingShow More Summary
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One year ago today Top Georgia GOP lawmakers host briefing on secret Obama mind-control plot: Our friends in the Tea Party have revealed President Obama's sinister plan for a "United Nations-run communist dictatorship in which suburbanites...Show More Summary
Ed Catmull, who founded the company with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986, will detail its rise from a small money-losing computer company, through its 2006 acquisition by Disney and into the present. Random House has acquired Pixar founder Ed Catmull's book about his career at the animation studio. Show More Summary
Walt Disney Animation Studios President Ed Catmull, who founded the company with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986, will detail the company's rise from a small money-losing computer company through its 2006 acquisition by Disney to the present. Show More Summary
The Computer History Museum has released something rather special for you to download: the original DOS source code for the 1978 Apple II. Read more...
Those who cannot retrieve their digital history are doomed to repeat it, and that’s why preserving your saved games should be a regular part of any gamer’s backup strategy. Few computer catastrophes cut as deeply as the pain you’ll feel...Show More Summary
With permission from Apple, The Computer History Museum and the Digibarn Computer Museum announced today it is publishing the original DOS source code for Apple’s 1978 Apple II. The Apple II was the first fully assembled computer with a monitor that Apple sold following the Apple I and originally retailed for $1298 for the base […]
We're on the verge of a health data breakthrough, in which computers will be able to do similar diagnostic tasks, by analyzing massive amounts of data, including genome sequences, risk factors, medical histories, drug interactions, and more.
One year ago today Guy English and I started the Debug podcast. We were lucky enough to score Loren Brichter as our first guest. It was humbling and enlightening to say the least, and show after show, guest after guest, that feeling never changed. Show More Summary
Brookhaven Lab’s 1958 innovation earns a prominent place in the history of video games. The crowd wound out the door at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s open house on October 18, 1958. Visitors lined up for an interactive exhibit, designed by William A. Show More Summary