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Stacking the Bricks: How the Blog Broke the Web
Seductive idea, but not entirely true. There were also wikis, and tools like dreamweaver that made site-weaving easier without giving up much.
web  culture  history 
july 2018 by eclectics
Kurt Andersen: From Fashion to Housewares, Are We in a Decades-Long Design Rut? | Vanity Fair
part of the explanation is economic: like any lucrative capitalist sector, our massively scaled-up new style industry naturally seeks stability and predictability.
culture  history 
september 2016 by eclectics
The Case for Reparations - The Atlantic
Coates; brilliant article. I tend to reduce issues of race to class; the article shows how this doesn't work. Also I didn't realise the links between industrial revolution and slavery.
history  polecon 
september 2014 by eclectics
Bret Victor The Future of Programming - YouTube
Unsurprising ideas, but great history lesson. Carrying Kay's work forward.

tragedy is if people forget that new ways of thinking about programming and computation are possible
contrast computer as universal machine and computer as JVM
computing  history  programming 
august 2013 by eclectics
js pc emulation
runsemulsions VisiCalc, think tank
javascript  computing  history 
november 2012 by eclectics
Otlet Page
A number of articles about Paul Otlet
think-know  history  from delicious
october 2012 by eclectics
IFCX Wiki: TREEMETA
Alan Kay, Stephen Carr, tree meta
people  computing  history 
october 2012 by eclectics
Against Chairs
chairs are evil. they discourage active sitting, bad for muscles.
health  history 
may 2012 by eclectics
Osborne's Story
HP computers and calculators
computing  history 
may 2010 by eclectics
Buxton SSSP Videos
Cool project prefiguring much of computer interfaces for music production
music  programming  history  interfaces 
march 2009 by eclectics
Rare Book Room
High res scans of original documents
history  booklist 
march 2007 by eclectics

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