Review: Greek America At Work
Wednesday, Jan 15 2020 04:00 | Books, goodreads, History, labor, review, Social Media, Social Networks, sociology
Greek America At Work by Dan GeorgakasMy rating: 4 of 5 stars I came across this short book as a reference on a Greek website. It was actually quite informative as a short introduction to Greek migration to North America (specifically focusing on migration to the USA). It's obviously not comprehensive, but it should be a must-read for Greek Americans. View all my reviews
Review: The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon - The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World
Wednesday, May 23 2018 16:40 | Books, Entertainment, goodreads, History, review, video games, VideoGames
The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon - The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World by Steven L. KentMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Not a bad book. I always expect something with the word "ultimate" in the title to be the one definitive source for all things for that topic, but that isn't always the case. Lots of good early history of companies (Coleco
The Disturbing History of the Suburbs
An interesting bit of American history from College Humor (via Alec Couros)
Rip. Mix. Burn!
I was recently reminded of Apple's Rip. Mix. Burn ad campaign. I remember at the time there were some MP3 players on the market (no iPod yet) which had an amazing 15MB of space on them, and SD cards cost a fortune. Nice proof of concept, but CDs were way cheaper. If course, by that time, I was already Rip, Mix, Burning. The software to mix (actually mix, not just re-arrange tracks)
Brief History of AOL
An interesting internet find this past weekend: The Rise and Fall of the first internet Empire (AOL) by Business Casual on YouTube
Despotism - How a nation slides into it (1946)
This is found via BoingBoing, and the Encyclopedia Britannica.Something to think about in Trump's America...
OS/2 - Computer Chronicles
Here's another old gem. Never got OS/2 2.1, but I have boxed copies of 3.0 and 4.0 somewhere ;-)
How DOS overcame CP/M
Another dip into computer archeology: CP/M and how DOS overcame CP/M.Pretty interesting video from the Computer Chronicles
Old School Internet!
Computer Chronicles from 1995 introducing the internet! wow!I think I remember seeing this originally ;-)
Time Machine (Mouse Trap Style!)
OK, so they skipped some events, but this is still quite an amazing contraption!
Here's a pretty cool video of the Parthenon through time - by Costas Gavras