Archive for February, 2011

Computers Today - A Perspective.


February 14th

Remember when we landed a man on the moon on a rocket called Apollo?

The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) that landed man on the moon had 36k of read-only memory and 2k of “ram”.

To put it in perspective.. here is a JPG photo of a kitten that is almost equivalent in file size to the entire computing power on the Apollo spaceship that landed man on the moon.

This file is 41k

This file is 41k

Think about that next time you complain your first gen iPhone 3G is only 16 gigabytes .. about 440,000 times more capacity than the computer that landed man on the moon.

How to Opt Out of Getting Yellow Pages in Australia


February 2nd

Every year they drop the yellow pages on my doorstep and every year I’m filled with bitter disappointment for the sheer volume of waste this bygone era of information delivery has wrought on the world.
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