Category Archives: Digitization

The Analog-to-Digital Journey of Film

Two of this week’s milestones in the history of technology reflect the analog-to-digital transformation of film making and distribution. On December 28, 1895, the first public screening of films at which admission was charged was held by the Lumière brothers … Continue reading

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Sales of Analog and Digital Cameras 1933-2014

  92% of smartphone users worldwide say that the camera is the most used feature on their phones. Source: PetaPixel

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Google Maps Mapping the World 2005-2015

Liz Gannes in re/code: Ten years ago today, Google Maps launched to the world. When it was born, it was a paper atlas in living form, with no pages to turn. Instead of online mapping leader MapQuest’s printable list of … Continue reading

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Moore’s Law at Work

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Claude Shannon and the Invention of Digital

The Man Who Turned Paper Into Pixels from Delve on Vimeo.  

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

‘You made a will yet, Morse?’ ‘Not much to leave, really.’ ‘All these records of yours, surely?’ ‘Bit out of date, I’m afraid. We’re all buying CDs now.’ ‘Perhaps they’ll be out of date soon.’ Morse nodded. Strange was not … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Launched

Today in 2001, Wikipedia was launched. Since its creation, Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference websites. As of November 2013, Wikipedia was ranked by comScore as the 8th most popular web destination in the U.S. with more than … Continue reading

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