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LEGO Brick Timeline: 50 Years of Building Frenzy and Curiosities
"The LEGO brick turns 50 at exactly 1:58 p.m. today, January 28, 2008. This timeline shows these 50 years of building frenzy by happy kids and kids-at-heart, all the milestones from the LEGOLAND themed sets to TECHNIC and MINDSTORMS NXT, as well as all kinds of weird curiosities about the most famous stud-and-tube couple system in the world."
LEGO  openinnovation  convergence  infographics  design  history  toys 
january 2012 by dunc
James Burke: Connections | Watch Free Documentary Online
"Connections explores an “Alternative View of Change” (the subtitle of the series) that rejects the conventional linear and teleological view of historical progress. Burke contends that one cannot consider the development of any particular piece of the modern world in isolation." excellent series from the 70's and 90's
foresight  innovation  tv  documentary  history  technology  science  from delicious
january 2011 by dunc
TRON Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"TRON is an open real-time operating system kernel design, and is an acronym for "The Real-time Operating system Nucleus". The project was started by Prof. Dr. Ken Sakamura of the University of Tokyo in 1984. The project's goal is to create an ideal computer architecture and network, to provide for all of society's needs." an early example of internet of things research via Larry Taylor from Zigbee Alliance 'why would you want a connected vacuum cleaner? so that it turns off when your phone rings'
internetofthings  iotexpertgroup  example  wiki  history  tron  os 
september 2010 by dunc
Web Browser History - First, Early
The first widely used web browser was NCSA Mosaic. The Mosaic programming team then developed the first commercial web browser called Netscape Navigator, later renamed Communicator, then renamed back to just Netscape.
history  browser  timeline  innovation 
november 2007 by dunc
The 100: Information and Much More from Answers.com
The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History is a 1978 book by Michael H. Hart. It is a ranking of the 100 people who most influenced human history. Since publication the book has been hotly debated and its concept widely copied.
history  innovation 
november 2007 by dunc
The Great Idea Finder - Celebrating the Spirit of Innovation
The Great Idea Finder is a place to explore the exciting world of innovation. Whether you're a student, teacher, parent, inventor, history buff, or just looking for innovative consumer products, you'll find things you can use here.
innovation  inspiration  invention  history 
november 2007 by dunc

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