TOTD is just old enough to remember having used some of these, but it’s a tough quiz nevertheless: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7671677.stm
Of course, it would be remiss to mention Kennedy Approach (see yesterday) without emphasizing how advanced, for the time, the sound was. This short article gives an overview and will bring back some fond memories for those who experienced a …
Yesterday’s entry led TOTD – via a circuitous route – to this blog entry from a few years back: http://experiencedynamics.blogs.com/site_search_usability/2004/02/methodology_mad.html If you’re interested in HCI or the usability of computers you may find the post or the blog useful.
… TOTD stumbled across this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/mar/27/computing.subnotebooks One of the computing academics has been toting one of these recently and there’s little that makes techenvy rise to the fore quite as quickly.
You may have come across Babbage’s brilliance before, but this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBuJqUfO4-w is a good summary of what he achieved and reveals how is work is spreading.
Great article from the Education Guardian which is closer to the truth for many of us than we might care to admit! http://education.guardian.co.uk/students/news/story/0,,2276712,00.html
http://thesiblog.blogspot.com/2007/01/top-ten-odd-usb-drives.html Whatever shape yours is – don’t forget to take it away with you at the end of the day. If you have lost one – try the Library reception desk where their collection accumulates!
This is both quite fun in itself and quite interesting when you think about the algorithms and computing that’s going on the background. http://oracleofbacon.org/ What’s surprising is how few links are usually required. Four or more are hard to find …