Tuesday, July 24, 2012

TEDxImperialCollege - John Graham-Cumming - The Greatest Machine That Ne...

Video Description: "The computer was invented in the 30s: not the 1930s, but the 1830s. British mathematician Charles Babbage designed and prototyped a fully functional mechanical computer he called the Analytical Engine, but it was never completed. Now a team in Britain plans to build the machine for display at London's Science Museum before the 2030s come around."

Monday, July 2, 2012

BBC News - Minitel: The rise and fall of the France-wide web

BBC News reports: France is switching off its groundbreaking Minitel service which brought online banking, travel reservations, and porn to millions of users in the 1980s. But then came the worldwide web. Minitel has been slowly dying and the plug will be pulled on Saturday. (read the rest of the article)