knowledge and Learning In The News - 8/12/2006

August 12, 2006

The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time
The IBM PC is 25. And here are the top PCs ever, from machines you owned and loved to systems you've never heard of.

Thoughts on the 20th Anniversary of the IBM PC - Dan Bricklin
As Julian tells it, to get around the secrecy restrictions during the wait, what evolved was something like this: One of us would say "Does it have slots for plugging in accessories?", and they would reply, "Well, a really good personal computer would have that, wouldn't it?", and we'd say "Yes", and they'd say, "Well, this is a very good computer." It was very funny, but we ascertained what each side needed to know quite well.

How to add a Google Map to any web page in 30 seconds - Wikimapia Blog
How to add a Google Map to any web page in 30 seconds.

Casual Is Working Full Time - LA Times
The sartorial style pioneered by the T-shirt-and-jeans-wearing technology moguls of Silicon Valley more than a decade ago has spread even to law offices, accounting firms and corporate headquarters — bastions of tradition that had kept generations of Brooks Brothers salesmen busy teaching customers how to fold silk pocket squares.

Older and Cranky May Mean Smarter - 14WFIE
New research suggests that older people with above-average intelligence tend to be disagreeable.

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