The Obsolete Technology website was created and is maintained by Steven Stengel – the Sysop, a vintage computer collector located in Orange County, California http://oldcomputers.net/ Read more →
Search engines have come a long way since their early prototypes, as our Internet Search Engines History infographic illustrates.
From improvements in web crawlers and categorizing and indexing the web, to introducing new protocols such as robots.txt so that webmasters have control what web pages get crawled, to the introduction of voice search, the development of search engines has been the culmination of multiple search technologies that developed from different search engines.
Alta Vista was the first search engine to process natural language queries;
Lycos started strong with a system categorizing relevance signals, matching keywords with prefixes and word proximity; and
Ask Jeeves introduced the use of human editors to match actual user search queries.
The internet is now more than 25 years old – but it has aged so well that it actually looks better than it did all those years ago.
The British scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee launched the website on his NeXT computer, laying the groundwork for the connected society of the 21st century.
This page was little more than a dossier containing information about the software which powered the web, but it was arranged in a form which may be instantly familiar to many people.
He first conceived the idea in 1989, but put his thoughts into action the following year.
FogCam! sprang to life in 1994 as a student project in the Department of Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. While not the first but the oldest webcam still in existence. Link : http://www.fogcam.org/ Read more →
Customer Service Rep: Can you install LOVE? Customer: I can do that. I’m not very technical, but I think I am ready to install now. What do I do first? Customer Service Rep: The first step is to open your HEART. Have you located your HEART ma’am? Customer: Yes I have, but there are several programs running right now.Is it… Read more →
A desperate woman writes to the Technical support Guy, Dear Tech Support , Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and I noticed a distinct slowdown in the overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewellery applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0 In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance… Read more →
Chairs that creak the moment you sit on them, marble-top tables that look smudgier after someone has cleaned them, plywood walls and mirrored interiors, may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but to the acolytes who have spent many an evening brooding over a broken love affair while the ever solicitous proprietor plied you with cups of thick milky tea… Read more →
Yeh document, yeh meetings, yeh features ki duniya, yeh insaan ke dushman, cursors ki duniya yeh deadlines ke bhooke, management ki duniya; yeh Product agar ban bhi jaaye to kya hai? Yahaan ek khilona hai programmer ki hasti ye basti hai murda bug-fixers ki basti yahaan par to raises hai, inflation se sasti yeh Review agar ho bhi jaaye to… Read more →
Adobe – came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock. Apache – It got its name because its founders got started by applying patches to code written for NCSA’s httpd daemon. The result was ‘A PAtCHy’ server — thus, the name Apache Jakarta (project from Apache) – A project constituted by… Read more →
DRESS CODE: It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing $350 Prada sneakers and carrying a $600 Gucci bag, we assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise. SICK DAYS: We will no longer accept a doctor’s statement as proof of a sickness. If you are able to go… Read more →