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SkiMan01
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7/8/2013 | 7:05:45 PM
re: 20 People Who Changed Tech: Steve Jobs
I remember a presentation at bell Labs in 1970 on the global telephone network and the switching hierarchy. By that time, all of North America and Europe were equipped for direct dialing. There was a giant computer network dedicated to completing telepone calls. They were slices of bandwidth that could be used for anything, but most people used it for voice.
Years later I started using an early version of the internet that allowed me to download articles and papers from universities and laboratories around America and most of Canada. It was all FTP, and like the telephone network, you needed the exact address to even get to a directory of files. It looked like a big version of UNIX that bridged many computers. They promised that the internet thing would remain academic and pure.
It wasn't until prodigy and the web crawler that the first graphic image started appearing on screens. A few years laer a couple of guys came up with a fast search called google. They started using advertising. Then, Al Gore started chattering endlessly about the internet.
It started out as a pristine informaiton that stopped only at schools. libraries and research facilities. Since then, it has become an endlesss stream of billboards advertisements and a means of identity theft. Social media has turned it into one big rumor mill.
I guess the digital world mimics the physical world. No sooner do we get something nice than we try to monetize it and turn it into a piece of trash.
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7/3/2013 | 4:54:13 PM
re: 20 People Who Changed Tech: Steve Jobs
Even his excrement was too good to flush away. So if he wasn't rich, he'd just be a jerk. Is that too harsh? I don't know any more than I just read, but I wouldn't like him based on this article.
He probably wouldn't like me, either.


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