Category Archives: History and technology

The box and the mouse (2011)

In 1983 I was working at the Food and Agricultural Organisation in Rome, I needed a set of slides for a conference and I wanted them computer generated. After much complaining and claiming I wanted the impossible, the technicians at FAO took three days to produce a few colour slides working at a DEC VAX [...]

From cave paintings to the web (part of lectures 1994-99 )

2010 post script:
This text was written in 1994-99, it was part of a series of lectures from my multimedia courses; mobile phones, Google, facebook, myspace, YouTube and all the tools that are now part of our daily life weren’t there, if not in the imagination of few. I think it is still very useful to [...]

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