Category Archives: The Year in Information

Alan Turing 1912-1954

Today in 1954, Alan Turing died from cyanide poisoning. An inquest determined that his death was suicide; his mother and some others believed his death was accidental. Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.  Check … Continue reading

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Apple Introduces Lisa: “Great Artists Steal”

30 years ago today, Apple introduced Lisa, a $9,995 PC for business users. Many of its innovations such as the graphical user interface, a mouse, and document-centric computing, were taken from the Alto computer developed at Xerox PARC, introduced as … Continue reading

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Highlights of ComScore’s Summary of 2011 in Information

From comScore’s just-released  2012 U.S. Digital Future in Focus Social: Social Networking accounted for 16.6 percent of all online minutes at the end of 2011 and is on track to surpass Portals as the most engaging online activity in 2012. … Continue reading

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2011 Information Anniversaries

Wikipedia, 10 years, January 15, 2001 First Beatles performance at the Cavern Club, 50 years, February 21, 1961 MIT, 150 years, Apr 10, 1861 The King James, or Authorised, Version of the Bible, 400 years, May 2, 1611 IBM, 100 … Continue reading

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