Modems: 60 Years of Hooking Up -- A visual guide to the history of the modem, from the 1950s to today.Submitted by ant on Thu, 02/03/2011 - 2:35pm. Audio | Communication | Hardware | History | New Version/Update/Upgrade | Personal | Reading Materials | Sight Seeings | Technology
Vintage Computing and Gaming shares its PC World slideshow (thirteen/13 slides) showing "Modems: 60 Years of Hooking Up -- A visual guide to the history of the modem, from the 1950s to today. How far we've come.
For anyone who experienced it, the screeching hiss of a modem handshaking over copper phone wires is unforgettable. The technology may have tied up the family phone line, but modems were the gateways to a fascinating digital world parallel to our own.
In the slides that follow, we'll look at modem history from its genesis in the 1950s to the present. An immense range of modems have appeared over the years, so this slideshow is by no means comprehensive. However, it offers a quick survey of nonwireless modem history..."
This three pages Dorkly article tells the "ten/10 western games and trends that never caught on in Japan" -- "In the olden days of gaming, everything worthwhile came out of Japan, as did all of the console manufacturers.
Your overlord agrees with this old xkcd comic strip on web browsers' Flash games versus/vs. the most powerful game systems these days. Your overlord wasted a lot of hours today with them and was supposed to be doing other productive things.
Once upon a time... vintage technologies: Cute French-speaking kids try to make sense of technology from the 1980s/80s.Submitted by ant on Sat, 01/08/2011 - 6:49pm. Art/Design | Audio | Communication | General Computing | Hardware | History | New Version/Update/Upgrade | Personal | Reading Materials | Religion/Culture | Sight Seeings | Software | Technology | Videogame Console
This Dilbert comic strip makes fun of old farty workers like your overlordy
Vintage Computing and Gaming shares a fourteen pages/slides Technologizer article showing "Windows Oddities: 25 Years of Microsoftian Weirdness -- Contrary to popular belief, Windows is far from boring. Dig below the surface, and you'll discover a stranger side to the world's most popular operating system. It's filled with twisted homages, forgotten platforms, and dead ends. In a word, it's full of oddities.