Thursday, May 31, 2012

25 years of HyperCard — the missing link to the Web

"I missed the mark with HyperCard," Atkinson lamented. "I grew up in a box-centric culture at Apple. If I'd grown up in a network-centric culture, like Sun, HyperCard might have been the first Web browser. My blind spot at Apple prevented me from making HyperCard the first Web browser."

HyperCard may not have been the first Web client, but as the 25th anniversary of its release approaches, I think that it deserves a more prominent place in the history of the Internet.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happy 75th Anniversary to the Golden Gate Bridge


The Queen Mary 2 sails beneath the Golden Gate Bridge as it enters the harbor in San Francisco, on February 4, 2007. The ship, currently on an 81-day voyage around the world, is the largest vessel to ever sail into the San Francisco Bay. (Reuters/Robert Galbraith)

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

How many Apple IDs should your family have?

If your family owns multiple Apple devices and you have several different Apple IDs among you, it can become overwhelming or confusing or just plain maddening to figure out where your content is. It doesn’t have to be that way: To manage your media and app purchases more effectively, you may want to consider having a single family iTunes account.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Functional Relational Programming with Cascalog

Quick survey of Datalog, Cascalog and other Functional Relational ideas:

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The story of the ‘secret’ room at Pixar, frequented by Steve Jobs and many other celebrities

It was a nook, really, created by the shape of the building around it and the needs of the air conditioning system when the company’s new headquarters were built. Animator Andrew Gordon discovered it while investigating a human-sized hatch in the back wall of his new office. After finding that the tunnel ended in a ‘lost space’, he decided to start decorating.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

50 Years Ago: An inspiration for the iPhone?


Dr. John W. Mauchly, inventor of some of the original room-size electronic computers, poses in Washington, DC, on November 2, 1962 with one the size of a suitcase after addressing a meeting of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. He now is working on a pocket variety which, he says, may eliminate the housewife's weekly shopping list and the chore of filling it by hand. He predicted everyone will be walking around with his own personalized computer within a decade. (AP Photo/Byron Rollins)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Reducers - A Library and Model for Collection Processing

Rich Hickey writes about:

the beginnings of a new Clojure library for higher-order manipulation of collections, based upon reduce and fold.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

C2: Clojure(Script) data visualization

> C2 is a Clojure and ClojureScript data visualization library heavily inspired by Mike Bostock's Data Driven Documents.

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