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About GilPress

I launched the Big Data conversation; writing, research, marketing services; http://whatsthebigdata.com/ & http://infostory.com/

Original Sony Walkman, 1980

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The Evolution of Programming

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The Web at 20 and at 25

25 years ago today (March 12, 1989), Tim Berners-Lee circulated a proposal for “Mesh” (later to be known as the World Wide Web) to his management at CERN. 45 years ago this year (October 29, 1969), the first ARPANET (later to be known as … Continue reading

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Acquisitions by Apple, Amazon, Google, Yahoo, and Facebook, 1999-2014 (Infographic)

by TechCrunch. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

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Timeline of Statistics

Timeline of statistics Source: Significance

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Bob Metcalfe, Bob Sproull, and Alan Kay Celebrating Butler Lampson (Video)

http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=209384 From MITnews: As one of the founders of Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Lampson helped create the Alto, the first computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface (GUI) — the progenitor of both the Apple … Continue reading

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The impact of electrical engineering on 21st century innovation (Infographic)

  Source: New Jersey Institute of Technology

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The Internet Geography Visualized

  Source: deviantART HT: Gizmodo

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Facebook Launched

Ten year ago today, Harvard Sophomore Mark Zuckerberg launched “Thefacebook” from his dorm room. Membership was initially restricted to students of Harvard College, and within the first month, more than half the undergraduate population at Harvard was registered on the service. … Continue reading

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The Telegraph RFP

Today in 1837, The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution requesting the Treasury Secretary, Levi Woodbury, to report to the House at its next session, “upon the propriety of establishing a system of telegraphs for the United States.” Richard … Continue reading

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