Friday, December 14, 2018

50th anniversary of Demo on Personal and Collaborative Computing

“The best way out is always through.”

If thieves wear sneakers, and artists wear Sketchers, do linguists wear Converse? 

Christmas Comet, meteor shower to light up Australian sky

Two space spectacles will light up the night's sky within hours of each other.

Report: FBI opens criminal investigation into net neutrality comment fraud ars technica

Elon Musk Mocks SEC Enforcement Above the Law

“This year marks the 50th anniversary of Doug Engelbart’s groundbreaking 1968 Demo – also known as “The Mother of All Demos.” It was there at the 1968 Fall Joint Computer Conference that Doug and his team at SRI first presented their seminal work in personal and collaborative computing to the world – this was the debut of the mouse, windows, hypermedia, file sharing, teleconferencing, and much, much more. Use #theDemoat50 on Social Media Planning is in the works for some exciting ways to celebrate, including events this December in Silicon Valley, Tokyo,  and more. See our Events page for details, and Activities for fun things to do and see online…”

British stockbroker at centre of £940m money-laundering investigation 

Delete All Your Apps Motherboard. “… and the best way to guarantee privacy would be to have a dumb phone, an iPod Touch, or no phone at all.”

San Jose Unveils Tiny Home Prototype for Homeless Residents KQED (David L). A good start, but only for singles, when some homeless are in couples or even families.

Should you stop eating ‘blood avocados’? Guardian

 I missed on hearty gossip with lipsy Karl and limpy Janko

Great lunch followed by Mayoral dinner 2GB shock jock Kathy Neilson made Randwick Council mayor