Wayback Machine: Now with 240,000,000,000 URLs

Wayback Machine: Now with 240,000,000,000 URLs Today we updated the Wayback Machine with much more data and some code improvements.  Now we cover from late 1996 to December 9, 2012 so you can surf the web as it was up until a month ago.  Also, we have gone from having 150,000,000,000 URLs to having 240,000,000,000…… Continue reading Wayback Machine: Now with 240,000,000,000 URLs

Game On 2.0

For those of you enrolling in Introduction to Game Programming this year stop playing Dwarf Fortress, and who isn’t, and get down to OMSI and see Game On 2.0!  Tell your parents it is educational, info from OMSI below: Play your way through the past, present, and future of global gaming. From Pong to Gran Turismo,…… Continue reading Game On 2.0

The First Great Computer Game -> Lunar Lander

Forty Years of Lunar Lander

In 1969, an Apollo-crazy high school student wrote one of the most influential computer games of all time.

Benj Edwards of Technologizer has a nice summary of the history of Lunar Lander and the High School student who wrote one of the first computer games of all time. It started so many of us using computers, able to replicate lunar landings, so soon after we all watched images of the first man to step on the moon. I played this one for the first time in 1972 and it started me thinking, of imagining. That was a big deal, everyone knew computers counted things, but beyond what was being done at the time with computers it was easy to see more, especially when I wasn’t constrained by understanding how it worked, yet. I hope my students become as inspired.

20 years ago, the World Wide Web was born

20 years ago, the World Wide Web was born – SiliconValley.comBy Elise AckermanMercury NewsPosted: 03/12/2009 01:24:59 PM PDTIt all began 20 years ago today with a frustrated 29-year-old programmer who had a passion for order.Tim Berners-Lee, now famous as the founder of the World Wide Web, was working as an obscure consultant at Cern, the…… Continue reading 20 years ago, the World Wide Web was born