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Alicia Blain

Entries tagged with “Vintage Tech”.


Did you know that there’s a museum dedicated just to the history of computers?  Well there is. It’s called, aptly enough, the Computer History Museum  . I bet you can even guess where its located.  If you said Silicon Valley, you’d be right, duh!

Well they just opened a huge exhibit (25,000 square feet!!) which they named Computer History: The First 2,000 years.  That was also the title CIO Magazine used to give us a sneak peek at some of the exhibit highlights. Click here to see the article by Lucas Mearian & the slideshow featuring some of the technologies on display.

Talk about back in the day!!   Two thousand years is really going back.  I loved looking through the exhibit highlights.  It just shows you how far we’ve come with respect to technology.

Even if you’re not a geek, you’ll enjoy looking through the slideshow to see how far innovation, creativity & experimentation have taken us.  And of course, as always, I encourage you to share the slideshow with your Gen Yers to really freak them out!

Happy Friday, everybody

Ok, I’m going to be up front and let you know that today’s BIMD is only going to appeal to IT folks so the rest of the folks are forewarned.   I came across another slideshare in CIO Magazine created by Tim Greene.  It was originally published in Network World. The title:  “Are you an IT Geezer?”   I loved the title and it totally fits the BIMD theme since the author goes back in time – way back  - and asks questions to test how savvy you are about vintage computer stuff such as Magnetic Core Memory.  There were a few that I didn’t know and it was good to get a refresher.

My favorite question:  In the 1960′s, IBM was referred to as Snow White by other computer companies.  Who were the 7 dwarfs?

So go back in time, take the test & see if you’re an IT Geezer.  You’re guaranteed to learn something I’m sure.  I plan on sharing it with my Millennial IT friends to give them a good perspective on how good they have it today.

Happy Friday, everybody!