Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Reason You Are Here And No, This Isn't Existence-Related

This post is not existence-related nor is it a koan. It isn't necessarily related to my blog and this sure isn't about what your parents did years ago to bring you into this world. This is why you are here-



Forty years ago, today, a demo of the first PC was given at the Civic Center in San Francisco. One thousand people witnessed the very thing that would eventually connect the entire globe together, no matter how remote the area.

9 comments:

Flannery Alden said...

Sweet photo.

Cormac Brown said...

Flan,

Did you check out the original mouse? If you click the article, they included the origin of the mouse.

Grant Miller said...

That's basically the computer I have now, but with iTunes.

Bubs said...

That was back in the day when a computer could stop a bullet for you. I miss those days.

By the way, you've been tagged again and re-infected. Sorry.

Does it mean something that my word verification was "regawsm"?

Cormac Brown said...

Grant,

But I thought GM Media was going hi-def?

Bubs,

I'd threaten you, but I don't want to wind up in an Illinois jail for winter ; )

paulbrazill said...

I sometimes do a lesson on Ray Tomlinson, the man who 'invented' email...

Cormac Brown said...

Paulie Decibels,

I'd dig a post on that.

Quin Browne said...

where's al gore??

Cormac Brown said...

Quin,

Al is either spiking Dubya's coke with horse laxatives, or stalking Katherine Harris.