I've been thinking of starting a blog, but have hesitated because who really wants to read what goes on in my head and in my classroom? Or maybe not just schools, maybe its society. When teachers pop out of university system, sent on a mission to shape young minds, the factory ...

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I'm reading a book right now. You know the interface design? A written work of ideas, printed to granular containers of text (called "pages") with an intuitive navigation system. Yet I am thinking in the back of my mind the recent discussions a bunch of us are having about the History ...

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"Hey, why should I be on the Internet?" "By the time I am in college, the internet will be our telephone.." "television..." "shopping centers..." "and workplace." "And it's already got more stuff on it than you can possible imagine." Pretty obvious, right? You might be reading this on your phone at work. Gartner already charted this? ...

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My next talk for the TCC 2015 conference (the 20th one) has me digging in the catacombs of web history; I was looking trough my files for what I had from my talks in 1996. I have a fairly complete archive of stuff I did from my stints at the ...

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Yeah, those free web services that give you so much if you give them your content. A salute to 35 Dead Web Services. I could have added many kore, but I got tired. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPt9uX9Gf2A Who knows where the idea came from? Maybe it was some media making tool someone tweeted named after ...

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In the process of making my last post I was compelled for reasons not work explaining to generate an animated GIF using as an overlay, the numbers display like in the movie The Matrix. I really do not need to link or embed that, do I? I did find what I was ...

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I almost missed this tweet. https://twitter.com/Every_User_/status/569573438022656002 With apologies to John Entwistle My name is 740343, And I've just become alive I'm the newest populator Of the planet we call Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZcarsKBTv8 Following the curiosity link for @Every_user I find the details of this bot art of Matthew Plummer-Fernandez: An autonomous twitter account that, one by one, lists and follows ...

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Blame Mike... https://twitter.com/holden/status/568875343165071360 How can I avoid such a calling? AT&T's 1983 rollout of the Viewtron System and Sceptre Videotex Terminal hits it all- information overload, online shopping, banking, and school, all with majorly poofy hair, and maybe some of the best eyebrow raises in corporate video history and some background upbeat midi ...

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Why not? Because thanks to an open source emulator called "Sheep Shaver" and the various packages others created with it. I just launched a classic OS 9 environment on my 2014 MacBook Pro. I first installed oone version that included apps like Claris Works, but it lacked HyperCard. Then I found ...

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I was just looking around on the web. No, not really wandering, In prep for an upcoming talk where I want to put the web of 1996 in context, I googled for popular Songs of 1996 (notice the typo!). Note the top result, above Wikipedia, above some commercial site: As it turns ...

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