2 results for tag: technology

Wild West vs. the Internet

Spam email is so insulting on so many levels, however I recall someone’s comment that compared the Internet to the Wild West... and that is really insulting to the Wild West!

The return of the dumb terminal

Starting in the late 1960’s a little understood corner of the United States government began developing a means of connecting geographically separated research labs and universities. These remote computers allowed researchers to more quickly share data between projects and allowed research to work on projects without being required to be in the same room, or even the same state. The more complex this network became, the more obvious it became that system administrators needed to connect to and control computers without being on the remote computer’s keyboard. This is what spurred on the development of the “dumb terminal.” The dumb terminal ...