Monday, April 28, 2008

Microsoft says it's time to kill Smart Watches

BetaNews reports: "While SPOT devices were released to great fanfare four years ago, the company says it will stop selling new watches.

Smart watches with the MSN Direct service have sold out, and the company has no intentions of producing new models. It says however, that it would continue to seek out new channels for the SPOT technology."

If you are looking for new vintage technologies to collect, this is a new item that you can add to your collection.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Milliways: Infocom's Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reports: "Milliways: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, the unreleased sequel to Infocom's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. For the first time, here's the full story: with never-before-seen design documents, internal emails, and two playable prototypes. Sit back, this might take a while."

Are you a fan of the old text adventure games like Zork, or the Leather Goddesses of Phobos (although I never played it, but I did know about it)? According to this site you can now play an unreleased sequel to Infocom's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Windows 95 Promotional Video

Promotional tape for several early Windows 95 applications. This was sent to retailers for the Windows 95 launch.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I Think Were a Clone Now

This video was shot in front of Apple's head quarter by Apple employees. The Apple CEO then, Michael Spindler decided to license the Macintosh technology to computer manufactures to create authorized Mac clones.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Dinosaur Sighting: The Atari 2600 Video Computer System

TechRepublic reports: "Video games are a multi-million dollar business these days. But this booming industry owes much of its current success to a simple little console first sold in October 1977 called the Atari 2600 Video Computer System. By today's standards, Atari games are not much to look at, but their simple game play is still addictive, especially when nostalgia for this dinosaur gaming console kicks in."

Here is another TechRepublic Photo Gallery, and this time they're covering the Atari 2600. This was the first game console I ever owned.

By todays standards, wrist watches are more powerful then this device.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

ATARI Games (commercial)

Monkey Dust - The internet is expanding!

Behind the scenes of a typical ISP.

Interview: Gordon E. Moore

SEMI (the semiconductor manufacturing equipment trade group) reports: "Gordon Moore is the retired chairman and CEO of Intel Corporation, which he co-founded in 1968. He became president and CEO of Intel in 1975 and held that post until elected chairman and CEO in 1979. Moore remained CEO until 1987 and was named chairman emeritus in 1997. Prior to Intel, Moore co-founded of Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and had started his career in the semiconductor industry at Shockley Labs in 1956. Moore is widely known for “Moore’s Law,” a 1965 prediction that the number of components on a computer chip would double every year. Moore earned a bachelor’s in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1950 and a Ph.D. in chemistry and physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1954. He received the National Medal of Technology in 1990 and the Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, from George W. Bush in 2002."

This interview is part of an on-going oral history project at SEMI. If you would like to learn about early semiconductor history, you might enjoy reading this.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008