History of technology

Useful and informative websites

Everything You Need To Know About Ethernet CablesAt MakeUseOf, James Bruce explains about different kinds of cables Free downloads from the Metropolitan Museum of ArtNearly 400,000 images from the collection of one of the world’s great museums free to download GoodreadsVery popular site for finding good books to read. Tech Support Scams – Help & […]

Evolution of WiFi

This very large large infographic is from D-Link and mentions the company a few times but it also has some interesting information. Via Techspot

Computers have come a long way

Below is my first computer. It’s the Univac I that I used in graduate school at Harvard in 1956-57. Below that is a recent Intel wearable computer device. Its computing power is far greater than that of the Univac. We’ve come a long way. From this: To this: Source of Intel picture: Techspot

Tuesday links

Online “experts” are full of hot airDick Pountain examines the negativity in online comments Why you should be scared of Comcast and Time Warner Cable mergingAt The Verge, Bryan Bishop explains why he thinks the merger of the two largest cable companies would be bad for consumers. Ok GoogleThere can be little doubt that, just […]

Quote of the week

The startup world is filled with all manner of intentionally misspelled nonwords and incomprehensible baby talk. It’s enough to make one nostalgic for an earlier time when tech names actually meant something.—Evan Dashevsky at TechHive