A Brief History of Design: How I came to appreciate Microsoft’s design rootsmedium.com/microsoft-design/a-brief-history-of-design-8641bd186e00
It is easy to question everything designed before you when you join a new company. I mean, why the heck would a scroll bar be red in Windows 2.0 … what could they have possibly been thinking?! But while it may be fun and easy to criticize the past, it is crucial to ask the question “why?” To realize that those who came before were pretty damn cutting-edge, and that each design decision carries the baggage of late nights, pulled hair, teamwork, innovation, and expertise.
GDC Vault - Save Yourself: Game History is in Your Hands | Laine Nooneygdcvault.com/play/1023959/Save-Yourself-Game-History-is
Everyone loves game history, but few know what it takes to get that history saved, preserved and accessible for the historians of today and tomorrow. As a professional game historian, Laine Nooney will demystify how historians turn everyday artifacts and documents into compelling narratives, share behind-the-scenes stories and images from her own hunt for game history, and empower industry professionals with the knowledge to begin their own practice of self-preservation.
Michael Kelley: How Libraries Preserve E-bookspublishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/64271-check-it-out-with-michael-kelley-how-libraries-preserve-e-books.html
Librarians caution that we are tumbling toward a digital memory hole in which large portions of our literary heritage could one day be lost altogether.
Digital Public Library of Americadp.la/
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
A web-collage of text and images excavated from the buried neighbourhoods of GeoCities.
“inter-disciplinary enquiry into the nature of the culture of computational objects, practices, processes and structures”