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Friday, 6th June 2008

The Machine That Changed the World: The Paperback Computer. This third episode (the second has also been published) is awesome—Sketchpad (the first GUI), NLS, Xerox PARC, the Homebrew Computer Club, Apple and the Macintosh, Lotus 123, Microsoft, and Virtual Reality presented as the “future” of computing. Worth investing an hour to watch it.

# 8:18 pm / apple, macintosh, microsoft, parc, sketchpad, thedreammachine, themachinethatchangedtheworld, vr, xeroxparc

Using the patent application as a guide, Apple appears to be making room on the iPhone for flash memory, which means an end to Apple's standoff with Adobe (ADBE) that's kept iPhones from easily viewing a plethora of Internet videos.

Ben Charny

# 9:08 pm / adobe, apple, ben-charny, flash, funny, iphone

Velocity: A Distributed In-Memory Cache from Microsoft. I’d been wondering what Microsoft ecosystem developers were using in the absence of memcached. Is Velocity the first Windows platform implementation of this idea?

# 9:52 pm / caching, dare-obasanjo, memcached, microsoft, velocity, windows

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