traggett + history   25

When the Internet Archive Forgets
Yup. The internet will be seen as being very transient until we can all store and sync all of it locally.
future  internet  history 
11 days ago by traggett
What Did This Mosque Sound Like More Than a Thousand Years Ago? - Atlas Obscura
Archaeo acoustics. Brilliant. Extensions have messed up the space a little vs how it was originally configured. Less easy to hear everywhere.
acoustics  science  history  notnews 
4 weeks ago by traggett
The Definitive Oral History of Online Travel
If you lived through the mid-1990s and early 2000s, and even if you are younger and newer to the travel industry, you are probably familiar with the headlines and highlights of those early years of online travel. via Pocket
Pocket  history  travel  wgw 
11 weeks ago by traggett
Getting Clean, the Tudor Way | The New Republic
Good to know that the world wasn't totally stinky in older times.
history  hygiene  smell 
12 weeks ago by traggett
The real Goldfinger: the London banker who broke the world | News | The Guardian
Very interesting briefing on how the UK messed up Bretton Woods and caused the financial trouble we are in now.
finance  government  history 
september 2018 by traggett
What Did Ada Lovelace's Program Actually Do?
Countess Lovelace's program. Love that her notes to the translated speech were longer than the speech.
computing  history  programming  women 
august 2018 by traggett
Legends of the Ancient Web
Radio considered as the internet is now.
history  internet  politics  technology  radio 
january 2018 by traggett
How Civilization Started | The New Yorker
Grain is taxable as it comes in solid harvests unlike many other crops. Ergo civilisation.
agriculture  history 
september 2017 by traggett
Bitcoin's Academic Pedigree - ACM Queue
Great article on the history of bitcoin and what the leaps of genius were in putting it all together. Again, scientists should collaborate more.
blockchain  crypto  history  science 
september 2017 by traggett
Unlearning the myth of American innocence | US news | The Guardian
Really interesting how a collective belief in exceptionalism can lead to fascism of a sort.

It was a quiet kind of fascism that would mean I would always see Turkey as beneath the country I came from, and also that would mean I believed my uniquely benevolent country to have uniquely benevolent intentions towards the peoples of the world.
america  culture  history  journalism 
august 2017 by traggett
How China’s History Shapes, and Warps, its Policies Today | Foreign Policy
Lots of good thinking about China's history. Major surprise OBOR is an India isolator and a US ejector. Neat.
china  history 
may 2017 by traggett

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