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Tim Bloggers-Lee?

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, General, Information Commons

Tim Berners-Lee has the beginning of a blog at MIT. In his first post, he reflects on his feelings about how the Web has evolved to include Wikis and blogs. Hidden in a link (well, sorta hidden) is a write up on the first web brower which only ran on the NeXT in the very early 90s. I had one on my NeXT and still have the code on the machine now. Tim came by in 1991 and showed me how to turn his demo page for Hypertext 91 into my own personal page. I’m sad to say that since http://info.cern.ch/ is gone many historic links have vanished.

Open Vacuuming?

Paul, · Categories: Amusements, General, Information Commons

A number of places are passing on the announcement that Roomba folks have opened the software for their robotic disk-shaped vacuum cleaner. One catch: your Roomba must have the new Serial Control Interface which is only in vacuums manufactured since October 24, 2005. In January, the Roomba Osmo //hacker will be available which will let you upgrade olde school Roombas.