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Nov 29, 2021

NLS, or the oN-Line System, is often looked at as a mile marker in the development of modern computing. It was the first system to use a mouse, one of the first functional examples of hypertext, pioneered remote collaboration, and so much more. But how much do you know about NLS itself? In this series of episode I'm...


Nov 15, 2021

NLS, or the oN-Line System, is often looked at as a mile marker in the development of modern computing. It was the first system to use a mouse, one of the first functional examples of hypertext, pioneered remote collaboration, and so much more. But how much do you know about NLS itself? In this series of episode I'm...


Episode 18 Notes - Inside the Mouse

Dec 5, 2019

The computer mouse is one of the most ubiquitous devices in the world. It's the primary way we interact with computers. And it's also one of the longest lived computing devices. Since its invention in the early 1960s the overall design of the computer mouse has changed very little. That being said, there has been...


Dec 2, 2019

The computer mouse is a ubiquitous device, it's also one of the least changed devices we use with a computer. The mice we use today have only seen small incremental improvements since the first mouse was developed. So how did such a long lasting design take shape, and how did it travel the decades up to now?

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Episode 3 Notes - Myth of the Macintosh

May 14, 2019

The original Macintosh is undeniably iconic. A lot of people were introduced to computing through the machine, and it helped launch Apple as a company into the stratosphere. There are also a lot of myths that circulate around the Macintosh. The larger story that I run into most often is that Apple created the idea of a...