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www-db.stanford.edu/pub/voy/museum/google.... by Rich Scholes March 2000 Visitors to Google's Mountain View headquarters are passed by pool cue-carrying programmers, greeted by a friendly, jelly-bean-eating assistant and entertained by a monitor that continually scrolls a selection of in-process Google searches. Here, Google's unique corporate culture is as evident as on their website. Basing its company on creating the best search technology, and presenting it with playful and simple originality, Google's success is being sung by many top critics. From Fortune (November 8, 1999) to Time (December 20, 1999), magazine reviews of Google praise its effectiveness ( Homegrown on the Farm In the spring of 1995, Google's future co-founders first met at a social outing in San Francisco designed to welcome new applicants to Stanford's computer science doctoral program. Google soon overgrew the bounds of the lab of Page and Brin's principal investigator. And companies were interested. Google Makes Friends

American Time Use Survey Home Page The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing. In 2015, 38% of workers in management do some work from home on days they work In 2015, 38 percent of workers in management, business, and financial operations occupations, and 35 percent of workers in professional and related occupations, did some or all of their work from home on days they worked. In 2013-14, 47% of the 40.4 million eldercare providers in the U.S. work full time Sixteen percent of the U.S. population over age 15 provides eldercare--unpaid care for someone with a condition related to aging--to others. Access to and Use of Leave In 2011, 90 percent of wage and salary workers had access to paid or unpaid leave at their main jobs. Married Parents' Use of Time Summary Archives To receive e-mail announcements about the American Time Use Survey, please contact the ATUS staff. Tables Table A-1. Employed persons Table A-4.

Cabinet Magazine Online - A Timeline of Timelines This is an expanded version of a timeline tha­t appeared in Cabinet's "Histories of the Future" issue. Daniel Rosenberg's introduction to the timeline can be found here. Although we have not been able to preserve the horizontal design, we have added additio­nal entries for this web version. If there are omissions or errors, we'd love to hear from you. Please email Cabinet at this e-mail address. Jewish scholar José ben Halafta calculates the exact length of time between Creation and the destruction of the Second Temple. ca. 325 In his Chronicle, Eusebius of Caesarea innovates a tabular system to coordinate events drawn from several distinct historiographic traditions. ca. 415 Augustine’s allegorical interpretation of the biblical chronology forms a framework for interpreting human history according to the “six ages of man.” Scythian monk Dionysius Exiguus introduces the convention of dating events anno Domini. ca. 530 Rule of St. 10th CENTURY 12th CENTURY 12–13th CENTURY 13th CENTURY ca. 1500 H.

weeding libraries library deaccessioning deaccession "Librarians have a responsibility for discarding unsound books of yesteryear. In the eyes of the public, the fact that they are on the shelves confers upon them an endorsement."--Clarke, G. E. "Propaganda." Library World, 42:62-63, October 1939. A Partial Index to What's Out There A Short Bibliography of Weeding Tools, Articles, & How To's Boon, Belinda. Contact Information about the Weeding Workshop & the Presenters: Ron WinnerYouth Services Consultant, FSCS Data Coordinator, Illinois State Library Mary Downing Specialized Services Consultant, Illinois State Library Nancy Iona Glick Director, Havana Public Library District Martha Troxell RSA Database Manager & Training Coordinator This page maintained by: Nancy I.

Declaration of Independence When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. New Hampshire:

Scripting News Ancient Human Footprint About 20,000 years ago, humans trekked along the margins of a shallow lake in Australia, leaving behind records of their passage in the soft, wet sand. In 2003, an aboriginal woman who is likely a descendant of those early Australians stumbled across dozens of timeworn footprints in the same area. Excavations of the site have since uncovered hundreds more. The discovery, detailed in a recent issue of the Journal of Human Evolution, represents the largest collection of Pleistocene human footprints in the world, and the only footprints from that era ever found in Australia. In total, 457 footprints have now been uncovered. "The preservation is just remarkable," said study team member Matthew Cupper of the University of Melbourne in Australia. The Pleistocene stretched from about 2 million to 12,000 years ago. Ancient errands The footprints were found in southeastern Australia, along the shore of one of 19 dried up lakes that comprise the Willandra Lakes system. Then and now ...

(Meme)X Marks the Spot: Theorizing Metablogging History of data storage If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our feed, or like us on Facebook for updates. Thanks for visiting! Did you know that it would take around 6 000 floppy disks to store one DVD – or 4 500 compact cassettes, with a playback time of 280 days? Punch cards The oldest known form of data storage is from 1725 and was done by Basile Bouchon when he used a perforated paper loop to store patterns that were to be used on cloth. But the first real patent for some kind of data storage is dated back in 23 Sep 1884 by Herman Hollerith (pdf) – an invention that was used for nearly 100 years until the mid 1970s. Here’s an example of how a typical punch card could look like, it’s a 90 column card punched in 1972. 90 column punch card [fourmilab.ch] Punched tape The first known use of the paper tape was back in 1846 by Alexander Bain – the inventor of the fax machine and the electric printing telegraph. Paper tape [Wikipedia] Selectron tubes The RCA Selectron 1024-bit prototype [att.net] The Future?

QuestionCopyright.org Dijkstra Archive: Home page The Manuscripts Like most of us, Dijkstra always believed it a scientist’s duty to maintain a lively correspondence with his scientific colleagues. To a greater extent than most of us, he put that conviction into practice. For over four decades, he mailed copies of his consecutively numbered technical notes, trip reports, insightful observations, and pungent commentaries, known collectively as “EWDs”, to several dozen recipients in academia and industry. Thanks to the ubiquity of the photocopier and the wide interest in Dijkstra’s writings, the informal circulation of many of the EWDs eventually reached into the thousands. Although most of Dijkstra’s publications began life as EWD manuscripts, the great majority of his manuscripts remain unpublished. The original manuscripts, along with diaries, correspondence, photographs, and other papers, are housed at The Center for American History of The University of Texas at Austin. Indexes 0. 1. Transcripts and translations Links between EWDs

amp; Blog Archive & The 25 Most 6. How Does a Word Become a Curse Word? Our parents are totally going to ground us for talking about this, but if you must know, a "curse" was originally just a bad type of prayer. Thus, the first curse word was likely "damn," as in asking God to damn someone to Hell, which was considered taboo because of the religious power it wielded. Condemning people to an eternity of suffering isn't something to let everyone just go around doing on a daily basis, so the government stepped in, leading to the first censorship laws. Depending on what the sexual mores of the current generation were, formerly innocuous words could suddenly become unfit for polite company. And in the 17th century, the "c-word" that formerly referred to a certain barnyard fowl took on another, er, more inappropriate meaning, leading to the invention of words like "rooster" and "weathervane" to keep the newly dirty word from crossing genteel lips. Sometimes these avoidance tactics went a little too far, though.

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