iankennedy + history   22

He “Was Struggling Not to Laugh”: Inside Netflix’s Crazy, Doomed Meeting With Blockbuster
When Netflix execs Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings met with Blockbuster brass in 2000, they wanted to sell for $50 million. Blockbuster all but laughed them out of the room, writes Randolph in That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea. So they decided to “kick their ass.”
netflix  history  ReedHastings 
september 2019 by iankennedy
David Rumsey Map Collection
Overlay old maps onto each other to see the evolution of land
maps  history 
november 2018 by iankennedy
The history of Gopher, the predecessor to the World Wide Web
history  internet 
january 2017 by iankennedy
Our Comrade The Electron - Webstock Conference Talk
A meditation on the surveillance state, interface design, tech culture, and the dangers of thinking you know what will happen next, told through the astonishing life of Lev Termen.
history  espionage  rfid  russia  MaciejCeglowski  from delicious
march 2014 by iankennedy
Old S.F.
Mash-up of historical photos on map of San Francisco.
history  sanfrancisco  photography  maps  visualization  from delicious
december 2013 by iankennedy
The Alameda Japanese-American Experience
From the nineteenth century until World War II, Alameda had a thriving Japantown with its own bath houses, baseball teams, and a large Buddhist Temple. But today, even longtime Alameda residents know very little about this Japantown, or the ways in which Alameda offers a unique perspective on the Japanese-American experience.
history  Japanese-American  internmentcamps  Alameda  from delicious
july 2013 by iankennedy
Collecting audio cassettes of every Grateful Dead concert ever played. Hundreds of scans of tape sleeve art.
history  gratefuldead  from delicious
january 2013 by iankennedy
In Japan, a Historian Stands by Proof of Wartime Sex Slavery
IT was about 15 years ago, recalled Yoshiaki Yoshimi, a mild-mannered historian, when he grew fed up with the Japanese government’s denials that the military had set up and run brothels throughout Asia during World War II.
nytimes  politics  WWII  history  japan  from delicious
january 2013 by iankennedy
Information overload, the early years - The Boston Globe
The printing press brought a load of new texts onto the market. The modern index was invented to cope with this flood of new information
informationoverload  history  printingpress 
november 2010 by iankennedy
The internet: Everything you ever need to know
Putting the short history of the internet into perspective. It's too early to begin to predict the impact of this transformative technology.
internet  history 
september 2010 by iankennedy
Documentary of a Finnish .com blowout.
finland  history  internet 
march 2009 by iankennedy
Kevin Kelly -- The Technium
McBee and InDecks cards, early version of the faceted database, now extinct
database  history 
june 2008 by iankennedy
The very first banner ad
It all started when HotWired took some money from AT&T for a new type of advertising.
advertising  history 
july 2006 by iankennedy

Copy this bookmark: