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As We May Think - Vannevar Bush As Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, Dr. Vannevar Bush has coordinated the activities of some six thousand leading American scientists in the application of science to warfare. In this significant article he holds up an incentive for scientists when the fighting has ceased. He urges that men of science should then turn to the massive task of making more accessible our bewildering store of knowledge. This has not been a scientist's war; it has been a war in which all have had a part. For the biologists, and particularly for the medical scientists, there can be little indecision, for their war has hardly required them to leave the old paths. It is the physicists who have been thrown most violently off stride, who have left academic pursuits for the making of strange destructive gadgets, who have had to devise new methods for their unanticipated assignments. There is a growing mountain of research. Certainly progress in photography is not going to stop.

Marshall Hanwell: An 'iPod' speaker on steroids | The Audiophiliac Regular readers of this blog may have noticed I'm not a big fan of any type of wireless speaker, and more specifically I have no love for Bluetooth or AirPlay speakers. For me the sound compromises that come with compact size and wireless technology are hard to swallow. I have less of a grudge against the smaller, under-$200 models; they produce "good enough" sound, but the more expensive models' sound pales next to a pair of wired Adam Audio , Audioengine , or Emotiva self-powered speakers. So when I first spotted Marshall's $800 Hanwell speaker I wasn't interested. It looked awesome, a bit like a small practice guitar amp, and I just assumed it was a Bluetooth speaker. When Marshall's people said no, it's not any kind of wireless speaker, I couldn't believe it; why in 2013 would they introduce a speaker that can only be hooked up with a wire? I also used the Hanwell as a sound bar/TV speaker.

History of the Hyperlink | Elon Interactive Today we talked about many different kinds of interactive experiences—both digital and non-digital. In discussing the digital realm, we identified environmental, non-linear navigation, avatar-based games and community/collaborative interactive types. Probably the most pervasive source of interactive experiences today is the Internet. And at the heart of those experiences is the hyperlink (in the form of hypertext and hypermedia). What’s the story behind this important innovation? First, read this article by Vannevar Bush, a visionary who, in this very essay, plants the seeds for hyperlinks. Then I want each of you to research an aspect of the story, which involves technologists who were inspired by Vannevar Bush’s essay. You can use Wikipedia as one source, but cross reference with others. Here are the assignments: Eryn: Vannevar Bush Shenee: Ted Nelson Lauren: Douglas Engelbart Scott: The Mother of all Demos Janus: Tim Berners-Lee Hillary: CERN Bethany: Hypercard, Apple Computers

Apple Vannevar Bush Vannevar Bush (1890-1974) is the pivotal figure in hypertext research. His conception of the Memex introduced, for the first time, the idea of an easily accessible, individually configurable storehouse of knowledge. Douglas Engelbart and Ted Nelson were directly inspired by his work, and, in particular, his ground-breaking article, "As We May Think." Bush did his undergraduate work at Tufts College, where he later taught. His master's thesis (1913) included the invention of the Profile Tracer, used in surveying work to measure distances over uneven ground. In 1919, he joined MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering, where he stayed for twenty-five years. Further positions followed: president of the Carnegie Institute in Washington, DC (1939); chair of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (1939); director of Office of Scientific Research and Development. During World War II, Bush worked on radar antenna profiles and the calculation of artillery firing tables.

The Revolutionary Touchfire Keyboard For iPad | iJailbreak Deals Inventor of the Week: Archive Inventor of the Week Archive Browse for a different Invention or Inventor Hypertext Vannevar Bush, the inventor credited with the principles underlying modern hypertext research, was born on March 11, 1890 in Everett, Massachusetts. He was a headstrong child who showed an early aptitude for math. After graduating high school he enrolled at Tufts College in Massachusetts to study engineering. Bush earned his B.S. and M.S. from Tufts in 1913 and worked for the General Electric test department. In 1938, Bush was elected President of the Carnegie Institution. In 1944, Bush submitted "Science, the Endless Frontier" to President Roosevelt, and the ideas put forth in this proposal lead to the establishment of the National Science Foundation in 1950. In 1945, Bush authored the article "As We May Think" in the Atlantic Monthly in which he first proposed his idea of the Memex machine. [September 2002]

This Russian Software Is Taking Over the Internet | Wired Enterprise Igor Sysoev, the creator of Nginx, the Russian web-serving software that now runs 15 percent of all websites. Photo: (Game)Land Automattic was replacing the web server software that underpins its popular WordPress blogging platform, and things weren’t going well. This was 2008, and the company was intent on moving WordPress to software in line with its open source philosophy. The world’s best-known web server, Apache, was the obvious choice, but when engineers started tinkering with the way the software was setup, Apache would crash, especially when WordPress was really busy. So Automattic pulled the plug on its Apache migration and bet the company on a then-unknown open source project called Nginx. At a time when the world’s best-known web servers are losing marketshare, Nginx is growing, fueled by a no-frills philosophy and its knack for handling myriad web connections at the same time. Nginx was created as a pet project by a Russian systems administrator named Igor Sysoev.

Dawn of the Information Age World War II created a need for more advanced information processing systems for war technology (e.g. radar and sonar) which led to the development of electronic computers. Computers are unique in that they neither generate power nor manufacture a tangible product, they simply process information. Understanding the computer required the development of new ways to model the flow and transformation of information. These models were to have a strong influence on cognitive psychology (see 'Human Information Processing' in this history). In a related development, the war led to advances in goal-directed/self-regulating systems (e.g. guided missiles, which must regulate their behavior to stay on course to their target) A new branch of mathematics, named 'cybernetics' was developed to model the behavior of these goal-directed/self-regulating systems. The anthropologist Gregory Bateson took the principles of cybernetics and applied them to the life sciences. Return

Encrypt Gmail Messages Using Google Docs History of Psychology The following program was originally written for a two-week section of an orientation course for psychology majors and minors. Thus, it is rather humble in its scope. I chose to focus on the intellectual history from which psychology emerged as well as the cultural context in which it continued to evolve. Much of the history of psychology itself I leave to the various content-specific courses within the department (e.g. Abnormal Psychology and Theories of Learning). In my own mind history should begin at the bottom of a page, and then progress upward.

OS X: Vijf manieren om de root-folder te openen Als frequente OS X gebruiker zal je vast al eens gemerkt hebben dat het niet eenvoudig is om de root-folder (Macintosh HD) te openen in OS X Finder. Deze is namelijk niet standaard zichtbaar in Finder, uiteraard kun je deze eenvoudig toevoegen aan bijvoorbeeld je navigatiekolom in Finder of op je bureaublad plaatsen. Met behulp van onderstaande 5 manieren is het ook mogelijk om de root-folder te openen en bekijken in OS X. Bureaublad: Het is vrij eenvoudig om de root-folder te plaatsen op het bureaublad, op deze manier kun je deze onmiddellijk openen in Finder. Ga hiervoor naar Finder en klik in de menubalk op Finder ▸ Voorkeuren. Padbalk: Via de Padbalk in Finder is het ook eenvoudig om de root-folder te benaderen. Navigatiekolom: De handigste manier om de root snel te bereiken is via de navigatiekolom in Finder, hiervoor dien je eerst de padbalk te activeren zoals in bovenstaande omschrijving. De Genius community!

The Dawn of the Information Age The Dawn of the Information Age When people picture the decade of social change, for most the “Flower Power” movement of the 1960s springs to mind. But few stop to consider the massive cultural revolution that is occurring right in front of their eyes. The advent of the internet is fundamentally changing the way that society functions by empowering the individual. This phenomenon is known as the Information Age and promises to have far-reaching effects in the years to come. Can modern society learn to adapt in order to benefit from this new emerging power-structure? One morning in the late 1990s, the price of life insurance fell dramatically and without warning. A crucial aspect of the internet is the surging popularity of social networks like Facebook. In 1989, a British scientist named Tim Berners-Lee would invent the network that would evolve into the internet as we know it today.

Learn HTML & CSS - how to design and build web sites Computer books often look rather like manuals. They can be dense and intimidating (they may even send you to sleep), but this book proves that they do not need to look like that. Take a look at some of the images above, or read a sample chapter. You will see that this book is far less intimidating than traditional programming books. Each page of this book introduces a new topic in a simple, visual way with straightforward explanations accompanied by bite-sized code samples. At the end of each chapter there is an in-depth example that puts together the techniques it has covered. One of the key things that makes this book different from other titles that teach the same subject is its completely new design approach.