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ACM A.M. Turing Centenary Celebration

June 23rd, 2012 06:35 admin View Comments

ACM A.M. Turing Centenary Celebration

33 ACM A.M. Turing Award Winners came together for the first time, to honor the 100th Anniversary of Alan Turing and reflect on his contributions, as well as on the past and future of computing. The event has now taken placeā€”but everyone can join the conversation, #ACMTuring100, and view the webcast.

This event totally flew under my radar! Many thanks to Scott Wallace for pointing it out.

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200,000 Titanic-Related Documents Published Online

April 9th, 2012 04:02 admin View Comments

Transportation

With the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking coming up, ancestry.com has released 200,000 documents online relating to the ill-fated ship. The documents provide information about survivors and the 1,500 people who died, a number of wills, and hundreds of coroner inquests. You can look at the Titanic document collection for free until May 13. From the article: “The records include the ship’s official passenger list, which shows the names, ages and occupations of those on board the ill-fated liner. It also details the nationalities, positions and addresses of the ship’s crew which had more than 900 members.”

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“Woot” Becomes an Official Word

August 18th, 2011 08:22 admin View Comments

Idle

tekgoblin writes with a quick bit about new words in the COED. From the article: “Concise Oxford English Dictionary is the smaller but most widely recognized derivative of the official Oxford English Dictionary, which is celebrating this August its 100th anniversary. To celebrate, the lexicon published its 12th edition today that adds more than 400 new entries – many of which reflect the technological vocabulary found in today’s society, like ‘woot,’ ‘mankini,’ and ‘jeggings.’”

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IBM Did Not Invent the Personal Computer

June 17th, 2011 06:17 admin View Comments

IBM

theodp writes “As IBM gives itself a self-congratulatory pat on the back as it celebrates its 100th anniversary, Robert X. Cringely wants to set the record straight: ‘IBM didn’t invent the personal computer‘, writes Cringely, ‘but they don’t know that.’ Claiming to have done so, he adds, soils the legacy of Ed Roberts and pisses off all real geeks in the process. Throwing Big Blue a bone, Cringely is willing to give IBM credit for ‘having helped automate the Third Reich‘.”

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