In the late '70s, researchers at MIT built a tablet that filled an entire room. It was called the Spatial Data Management System, and although it was enormous, it was an awful lot like a modern tablet or smartphone. It had a touch screen, voice recognition, and multiple apps. It could even make phone calls.
JF Ptak Science Books Post 2391 I thought for a moment that the Oxford English Dictionary had been scooped in identifying the earliest usage of the term "super computer" when I saw this newspaper article in the wonderful book by...
Do you ever worry about what Google and Facebook are doing with all of your personal information? Well, they worried about all that stuff in 1990 too. Only the people of that era were concerned that it was being sold to marketers on computer disks. (Awww, cute.)
"...repurpose and reconstitute and recombine ideas in ways that they never could before..." hã, não, a capacidade de recombinar ideias sempre existiu ao longo da história. o que mudou foi a quantidade de objectos recombináveis, a facilidade dos actos criativos mediados pela tencologia, e o estar ao alcance de todos, em vez de uma minoria de artistas, músicos e escritores.
Human beings have this amazing ability to retreat from reality without knowing precisely what reality is, in which direction it lies, and how to solve the converse problem of deliberately approaching it. We have gotten so good at this game
Artur Coelho's insight:
ok, venkat, percebe-se, gostas de jogar uns jogos...