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I know that +Tom Merritt will appreciate this.
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I doubt this is real but Windows 8.1 on floppy disks. Hard to read but Disk 1 of 3711. Bahahahaha
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Yesterday, +Scott Hanselman posted a link of Newt Gingrinch talking about a better name for a Smart Phone. The replies were mostly partisan. Newt, at his core, is a historian. Unlike most people, historians can take themselves out the the stream of their own personal experiences and ask questions like these. Most people, including myself, take for granted all that come before us and rely on that experience to inform our personal biases. Truth be told, "smart phone" is an incredibly lazy term for what has become an incredible piece of equipment. We prefix the term smart to just about anything: smart grid, smart car, smart appliance, smart items/things (Internet of Things), smart thermostat, smart boards, smart terminal, smart TV, smart cover (iPad), smart cards, smart watches, etc. We name things and sometimes the name sticks - when was the last carriage on a typewriter and yet we still use the term carriage return? And clearly cell phone or cellular phone is no longer applicable to this device as more and more of the communication/data occurs over Internet for land lines and WiFi for mobile users. Interestingly, we STILL say the phone rings or we ring someone when bells connected to the ring wire have all but vanished.

After reading many of the comments on Scott's post, it certainly does make one wonder about the origin of the term smart ass. It also makes me wonder how unaware WE technology people are about history - even our own.
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You may never read Huffpo or Drudge the same way after listening to this guy. (Warning: he's selling a book so stay on your toes!) Nevertheless, an interesting article.
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With all of the labor issues in the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, and an owner-commissioner in MLB, it's time to take away the antitrust exemption from these millionaires. 
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Curious on what +Lynne Kiesling, the electric Queen, would say about this incomplete analysis...
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A good place to start...

http://DefendInnovation.org

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I wonder if the jury would have voted differently after watching this TED talk?

#AppleVsSamsung #Apple  vs #Samsung
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I recently posted a collection of links that cover this topic.  This particular ted talk is among them. You might be interested: https://plus.google.com/105661080007179318517/posts/QL7pAMTDw5S
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  • Beloit College
    Math and Comp Sci, 1981 - 1985
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