Archive | January 4, 2004

Dan Gillmor: Mac and AT&T break-up, 20 years old this month

Dan Gillmor’s eJournal: How the Mac and AT&T Breakup Ultimately Converged. “They were seemingly unconnected events, two decades ago this month: the launch of the Apple Macintosh computer and the formal breakup of communications giant AT&T. As it turned out, they were Big Bangs in universes that have ended up converging — computing and communications — and their impact still reverberates today.”

If Apple ceased to exist, the technology world would be poorer in ways that mere money can’t measure… Sadly, in a way, the same can no longer be said for AT&T.

The anniversary of the Mac might be best observed on January 24, the date of the incredible ‘1984’ Super Bowl commercial, described and viewable here.

First Mars Images

Dan Gillmor’s eJournal blogs Fabulous Mars Images. “The Mars photos from the Spirit rover are remarkable. It’s wonderful to see humanity exploring the cosmos again….”

I’ll second that. There’s an infinitesimally small chance that the human race will colonize other worlds before we manage to exterminate ourselves. I think that, despite mankind’s many shortcomings, we’re a race worth perpetuating.

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