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10 Most(ly dead) Influential Programming Languages • Hillel Wayne
So let’s talk about some “mostly dead” languages and why they matter so much.
9 days ago by leejoramo
Agile as Trauma — Dorian Taylor
What if the Agile software movement was the manifestation of an entire industry that was, just, like, dealing with some stuff right now?
software-engineering  software  agile  computer-history 
7 weeks ago by roguelazer
Apollo 11 vs USB-C Chargers
Spoiler: the USB-C charger is more powerful
computer-history  usb-c  space 
7 weeks ago by roguelazer
80×25 « blarg?
historical explanation of 80x25 terminal resolution
computing  computer-history  ibm  dec 
october 2019 by roguelazer
Answer - Quora
Alan Kay's answer to 'what are some forgotten books programmers should read'
computing  programming  computer-history  computer-science 
august 2019 by entropond
A cryptoweaving experiment | Weaving codes – coding weaves
> . . . a woven artifact encodes time digitally, weft by weft. In most other forms of human endeavor, reverse engineering is still possible (e.g. in a car or a cake) but instructions are not encoded in the object’s fundamental structure – they need to be inferred by experiment or indirect means. Similarly, a text does not quite represent its writing process in a time encoded manner, but the end result. Interestingly, one possible self describing artifact could be a musical performance.
knitting  textiles  computation  history-of-mathematics  computer-history 
june 2019 by tarakc02
Raising a Ladder to the Moon, Under the Sea - Microsoft Today in Technology
A daunting feat today, but downright unthinkable 150 years ago when American financier Cyrus Field first set out to connect the New World with the old via an undersea wire. News stories at the time deemed his ambitious attempts “only one degree, in the scale of absurdity, below that of raising a ladder to the moon.”[
may 2019 by leejoramo
Yellow Box- Windows NT 4.0
Rhapsody Developer Release 2 (as I have it) is actually three disks: Rhapsody for Intel, Rhapsody for PowerPC and Yellow Box for Windows. Not being a Windows user, I don't have a ton of experience with Yellow Box for Windows. Being a computer consultant, I have many versions of Windows which I installed in VirtualPC to see what Yellow Box looked like in Windows.
NeXT  nextstep  yellow-box  rhapsody  windows  computer-history 
march 2019 by jbrennan

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