This blog post at Attic #42 hits several of my sweet spots: telephone history, KGB surveillance, a plea for open-source technology, and a gripe about PDFs.
Entries Tagged as 'Technology'
January 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment
September 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off
Fun, smart post about green skyscrapers, sci-fi cities, urban futurism, and Jane Jacobs in Judge Dredd’s MegaCity-One. (HT)
September 11th, 2009 · 4 Comments
As soon as I said, “But nobody can name the inventor of television,” the class shouted in unison: “Philo!”
September 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Ignore what I said yesterday about the Hobbesian waltz of the A-list and the long tail. Network! Tweet! Work the room!
April 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Off to Bill Turkel and Edward Jones-Imhotep’s “Hacking as a Way of Knowing” Workshop, May 1-3 2009.
April 28th, 2009 · Comments Off
#pocylpse Cows are acting weird. Goats too.
April 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off
More from the Victorian internet department: Paul Collins on chess, bowling, even billiards by telegraph.
March 18th, 2009 · 10 Comments
Canadian wise men discover the secret of pottery: deconstructing the Civilization tech tree.
July 9th, 2008 · 3 Comments
Centrifugal steam guns and other strange weapons of the Civil War.
June 9th, 2008 · Comments Off
Because I get all my history of technology from Vanity Fair. (No, actually, it’s not half bad.)