Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Internet–Vint Cerf’s re-think of its architecture, and NPR’s audio history

A very brief post, this one.

Watch Dr. Vint Cerf the “Father of the Internet” (or at least, one of the fathers, along with Dr. Bob Kahn, and others) – now the “Chief Internet Evangelist” at Google -- as he gives his fascinating recent talk at Stanford University.

This is indeed an authoritative presentation of  history of the development of the Internet, for the first 30 or 40 minutes. In the final 20 minutes or so he shares his views on how it needs to be improved.

Starting at around the one-hour point, the final 15 to 20 minutes is a Question & Answer segment, and this too is well worth watching for the additional topics that were raised by the audience.

In a similar vein, you can learn more by listening to the various segments of An Audio History of the Internet from the National Public Radio (NPR) Archives.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mobile Calendaring–as you haven’t seen it before


For more, see the FAIL Blog.

The above image is from the There, I fixed it section of the blog.

I see that Mastering XPages, A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language (for IBM Lotus Notes/Domino) has been released. Looks very good. Must buy!

On the subject of books, it seems that they can be useful in all sorts of ways, one of which is  shown below: