Paul’s endeavor has been very inspiring to me. I hope that others will watch this video and read his “offline” posts at futurepaul on The Verge.
I have been reading his posts and seeing things in a new light. As one might think by my tumblr page, I’ve been on quite the nostalgic kick for the last few months. I feel that much of that has prepared me to make some changes to my daily use of technology. Maybe not in the fullest extent that he has done, but what I can practically do. Unfortunately, my job does require me to use the Internet on a regular basis.
I am now considering doing what I can to maybe not eliminate all usage of the Internet but to trim out much of my casual usage especially on social networks and sites where I consume media for entertainment. I still have to think about this some more.
Wonder what Windows 1.0 (1985) or 2.0 (1987) looked like?
This is a complete history of Microsoft’s most used product with plenty of screenshots and information, not surprisingly found on Microsoft’s website.
We’ve come a long way thanks to Microsoft, but will they remain a leader going forwards? They’ve stumbled a few times in recent years
If you love video games, you need to see Indie Game: the Movie. It’s an incredible story of what it really takes to make the games we love to play. I can’t even put it into words how inspiring and incredible it was to see this film. The movie is currently touring theaters across America right now. If it’s coming to a city near you, I highly encourage you to check this one out. You will not be disappointed.
The Collapse of Moore’s Law: Physicist Says It’s Already Happening (2012)
According to Kaku:
“…in about ten years or so, we will see the collapse of Moore’s Law. In fact, already, already we see a slowing down of Moore’s Law. Computer power simply cannot maintain its rapid exponential rise using standard silicon technology. Intel Corporation has admitted this.”
“Following an early morning status check of their vintage electronic equipment, two computer engineers “throw down” in an awkward dance-off that innacurately echoes the development of information technolgy and the internet from 1951 up to the present day. The film features a catchy jingle by pop impresario Jim Guthrie.
*: The point at which a given species cedes planetary control to robots or machines.
Production notes: This film was produced by Superbrothers in 2006 before the establishment of Superbrothers Inc., but it was not until after incorporation that the film was eventually released. Critical reception of the film was positive, although most felt that the aim of the film was less lofty than its acclaimed predecessor THE CHILDREN OF THE CLONE, and that its creators had gone soft, already drifting from their revolutionary roots.
Interestingly, the film caught the attention of a number of internet web logs, leading to criticism by the notoriously tech savvy internet web log users, who responded harshly to home viewings of the film with comments like these: “Lame. Stupid. Fail. The depiction of Computer Systems of each period are so innacurate as to be totally misleading.” or worse, “Lame on SOOOO many levels. Not even deinterlaced properly, which is amazing considering it’s trying to look 8-bit. I was wondering how this crap got voted up, then saw, of course, Mr.BabyMan’s fan army voted it up”.
“Pirates of Silicon Valley is a 1999 made-for-television film directed by Martyn Burke and based on the book Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine. The film documents the impact on the development of the personal computer of the rivalry between Apple Computer and Microsoft. It spans the time period of the early 1970s to 1997, when Steve Jobs (Noah Wyle) and Bill Gates (Anthony Michael Hall) develop a partnership after Jobs returns to Apple Computer. It aired on Turner Network Television on April 6 & 7, 1999.”
Netscape Mozilla Documentary 1998 - 2000 ProJect Code Rush - creative common licence (by znoopy2k)
A documentary on Netscape, Mozilla, programmers and the dot-com era. Interesting stuff; and on a personal note: as much as they make being a programmer sound quite depressing, it does make me want to code.
Then again, this film is 10 years old… Who knows what the life of a programmer is like now.