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  • Julio shared from Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet by Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon
    Army intelligence knew all about Prague, Berlin, and Moscow, but now the Pentagon was contemplating Newark, Detroit, and Chicago. The Army gathered information from dozens of U.S. cities on the location of police and fire stations, hospitals, and so forth. Someone in the Pentagon thought it would be a good idea to keep track of local troublemakers as well. In 1972 public outcry erupted over the Army’s information gathering, and the order went out for the files to be destroyed immediately. But three years later, allegations surfaced that Army intelligence officers had instead used the ARPANET...
    Note: Desde el principio Internet tuvo intentos de que se usase como una arma de espionaje.
  • Julio shared from Nueva historia mínima de México (Spanish Edition) by VV. AA.
    Esta tercera expedición, organizada por Hernando Cortés,
    Note: De lo que uno se viene a enterar... Era Hernando ?
  • Julio shared from Nueva historia mínima de México (Spanish Edition) by VV. AA.
    Esta tercera expedición, organizada por Hernando Cortés,
    Note: De lo que uno se viene a enterar... Era Hernando ?
  • Julio shared from Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet by Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon
    In many ways the ARPANET community’s basic values were traditional—free speech, equal access, personal privacy.
    Note: Esta es la esencia de Internet desde antes de que se llamará así y debe mantenerse así.
  • Julio shared from Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet by Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon
    Paul Baran shifted his attention to other things. It was, in no small way, a visit back to the “Are we rich or are we poor?” question he had posed decades earlier to his parents, whose starkly contrasting answers helped him understand that most things in life are a matter of perspective.
    Note: Y esto cuesta años entenderlo...
  • Julio shared from Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet by Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon
    The idea on which Lick’s worldview pivoted was that technological progress would save humanity. The political process was a favorite example of his. In a McLuhanesque view of the power of electronic media, Lick saw a future in which, thanks in large part to the reach of computers, most citizens would be “informed about, and interested in, and involved in, the process of government.” He imagined what he called “home computer consoles” and television sets linked together in a massive network. “The political process,” he wrote, “would essentially be a giant teleconference, and a campaign...
    Note: Todo un visionario.
  • Julio shared from Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet by Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon
    The idea on which Lick’s worldview pivoted was that technological progress would save humanity. The political process was a favorite example of his. In a McLuhanesque view of the power of electronic media, Lick saw a future in which, thanks in large part to the reach of computers, most citizens would be “informed about, and interested in, and involved in, the process of government.” He imagined what he called “home computer consoles” and television sets linked together in a massive network. “The political process,” he wrote, “would essentially be a giant teleconference, and a campaign...
    Note: Todo in visionario.
  • Julio shared from Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet by Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon
    Lick hired people based not on their doctoral work or class standing but on a simple test he applied: the Miller Analogies Test. (The test covers every field from geology to history and the arts. It requires both good general knowledge and an ability to apply that knowledge to relationships.) “I had a kind of a rule,” he said. “Anybody who could do 85 or better on the Miller Analogies Test, hire him, because he’s going to be very good at something.”
    Note: Tal y como debería de ser.
  • Julio shared from The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition by Richard Dawkins
    The mind, with its serial stream of consciousness, is a virtual machine, a ‘user-friendly’ way of experiencing the brain, just as the ‘Macintosh User Interface’ is a user-friendly way of experiencing the physical computer inside its grey box.
    Note: Jaja. La consciencia reducida a una simple interfaz de usuario.
  • Julio shared from Anna Karénina (Clásica Maior) (Spanish Edition) by LEV N. TOLSTÓI
    ¿Cuáles son sus principales pecados? –añadió sin la menor interrupción, como si tratara de no perder tiempo. –Mi principal pecado es la duda. Dudo de todo. Apenas hay momentos en que no me asalten las dudas.
    Note: El pecado que me perseguira por siempre...