Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: technology_history

26 bookmarks tagged “technology_history

A Brief History of Design: How I came to appreciate Microsoft’s design roots

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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.

The Humane Representation of Thought on Vimeo

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[…] But the dynamic medium offers the opportunity to deliberately invent a humane and empowering form of knowledge work. We can design dynamic representations which draw on the entire range of human capabilities — all senses, all forms of movement, all forms of understanding — instead of straining a few and atrophying the rest.

Edsger W. Dijkstra - Wikiwand

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Edsger Wybe Dijkstra ; 11 May 1930 – 6 August 2002) was a Dutch computer scientist[13] and mathematical scientist. A theoretical physicist by training, he worked as a programmer at the Mathematisch Centrum from 1952 to 1962. He was a professor of mathematics at the Eindhoven University of Technology and a research fellow at the Burroughs Corporation . He held the Schlumberger Centennial Chair in Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin from 1984 until 1999, and retired ...

Minitel and the French Internet: Path Dependence? by Julien Mailland :: SSRN

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Ten years before the invention of the Web and the popularization of the Internet, the French Minitel communication network was launched, about to become what th

Cameron's World

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A web-collage of text and images excavated from the buried neighbourhoods of GeoCities.

Steve Wozniak on why he doesn't have an Apple Watch | afr.com

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Sometimes it's not just the ones that have academic-type knowledge to answer questions, sometimes it's the ones who have actually built projects.

Adactio: Journal—Hope

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That’s my fear. Only time will tell whether the closed or open forces will win the battle for the soul of the internet. But if we believe that centralised, proprietary, capitalistic forces are inherently unstoppable, then our belief will help make them so.

Software studies

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“inter-disciplinary enquiry into the nature of the culture of computational objects, practices, processes and structures”