Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Short Video of System Source Computer Museum
- The video was cool but some transitions were either not smooth or were
incomplete as a few images were never shown clearly - even if I let the
entire file download before playing it.
The content was quite interesting. I like the fact that they included a
One Laptop Per Child XO-1 (the instant collectible from last Christmas)
as they flashed thru a bunch of portables.
Evan Koblentz wrote:
> A few thoughts:
> >>> I fired off a complaint to the developer of the Web site, with details
> to make my point: this is not an historically accurate or technologically
> accurate consideration of these devices.
> Just to clarify, although Bob cited myself and Bill Degnan, we both had very
> little to do with the result. Bill and I got involved a year or two ago,
> and our involvement was short-lived. I can't speak for Bill, but I
> personally am not endorsing anything here.
> >>> But I take issue with something I see very often, and I'll mention it
> here in general. It's the tendency to review PAST computers in PRESENT
> terms, and then to say that "computers" of the past were "off the mark" or
> "deficient", or as in this case, "almost" computers.
> I agree 100% with what Herb said.
> >>> but I know Evan has stopped reading this already as it's too long
> >>> One can learn FROM THE PAST. Even if it's about old stuff, about old
> people, and dead technology. You can learn about people, about companies,
> about design, even about technology. Why make the same "old" mistakes, over
> and over? Even if you don't like history, maybe you want to avoid old
> Again, I agree 100%. That's something I learned from Sellam a few years
> ago. Anyone can say, "Here's the past" -- and for some people that is
> sufficient -- but I think it gets interesting when we say, "Here's what we
> can LEARN from the past."