Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dotcom World-37: INTERNET SEES THE EXTINCTION OF FOUR LETTER DOTCOM DOMAINS



INTERNET SEES THE EXTINCTION OF FOUR LETTER DOTCOM DOMAINS



Every possible combination of four-letter domain names has been registered as of December 2013.  The 4,56,976 combinations that can be made ranging from AAAA to ZZZZ have all been used up.  The three-character domains have been used up since 1997.



Courtesy: The Times of India, Chennai, Oct 16, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Dotcom World-36: The first registered domain name



The first registered domain name: 

SYMBOLICS.COM

Symbolics was a company that’s pioneered computer development.  It also made significant advances in software technology, and offered one of the premier software development environments of the 1980s and 1990s.

Courtesy: The Times of India, Chennai, Oct 16, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dotcom World-35: THE INTERNET TURNS 8472 DAYS OLD (as of Ocst 16, 2014)



THE INTERNET TURNS 8472 DAYS OLD

Although it has been 16,480 days (about 45 years) since the day the Internet technology was made, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Internet as we know it, the World Wide Web.

Courtesy: The Times of India, Chennai, Oct 16, 2014

Gratefful thanks to The Times of India

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

HAPPY  DIWALI  TO  ALL  OF YOU  -  

Suri and Family

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Digital World-22: TRANSFER MONEY VIA TWITTER NOW

TRANSFER MONEY VIA TWITTER NOW
FRENCH BANK OKs TRANSACTIONS UP TO 500 EURO

For more details:
News item by Mark Scott in The Times of India, Chennai, dated Oct 16, 2014, page 15

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quotes for the Digital Age-1:

This is the age of total digitalisation; everything is online always.''Uh huh, and that's why our politicians are pure and clean, and the world works so well, is it? Because everybody knows everything and there's no hiding place ― Peter F. Hamilton

Monday, March 10, 2014

Computer World-21: HOW TO MAKE SYMBOLS WITH KEYBOARD

HOW TO MAKE SYMBOLS WITH KEYBOARD

Alt + 0153..... ™... trademark symbol
Alt + 0169.... ©.... copyright symbol
Alt + 0174..... ®....registered trademark symbol
Alt + 0176 ...°......degre­e symbol
Alt + 0177 ...±......plus-or­-minus sign
Alt + 0182 ...¶.......paragraph mark
Alt + 0190 ...¾.....fractio­n, three-fourths
Alt + 0215 ....×.....multi­plication sign
Alt + 0162...¢.......the cent sign
Alt + 0161.....¡......upside down exclamation point
Alt + 0191.....¿..... ­upside down question mark
Alt + 1................smiley face
Alt + 2 .............bla­ck smiley face
Alt + 15.............su­n
Alt + 12.............female sign
Alt + 11.............m­ale sign
Alt + 6...............s­pade
Alt + 5...............­Club
Alt + 3................ ­Heart
Alt + 4............. ..­Diamond
Alt + 13..............e­ighth note
Alt + 14..............­beamed eighth note
Alt + 8721.... ∑.... ..N-ary summation (auto sum)
Alt + 251.....√........s­quare root check mark
Alt + 8236.....∞..... ­.infinity
Alt + 24.......↑..... ..­up arrow
Alt + 25......↓...... ..­down arrow
Alt + 26.....→.........ri­ght arrow
Alt + 27......←........l­eft arrow
Alt + 18.....↕..........u­p/down arrow
Alt + 29......↔....... left right arrow

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Digital World-23: Adrian Belew Quote

Digital for storage and quickness. Analog for fatness and warmth - Adrian Belew, American guitarist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.

Write-up on Adrian Belew from Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Belew

Grateful thanks to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tablet World-4: Evolution of Tablet PCs

I came across this interesting article on The Evolution of Tablets in Manorama Yearbook 2012.  I thought that I would share the main points with you (before I take up iPad).


1972 - Dynabook - Alan Kay invented the first Tablet, which remained a concept.  


1987 - Cambridge Z88 and Linus Write-Top.


1990 - GRIDPad 1910


1991 - HP 95LX


1992 - Grid 2260


1993 - Apple's Newton and Zoomer


1999 - Rocket eBook


2001 - Via Tablet 


2003 - FSC Lifebook


2005 - Nokia 770


2006 - Sony UX and Samsung Q


2007 - Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iPhone


2010 - Apple's iPad 1, Samsung's Galaxy Tab, Dell Streak, Viewsonic Videpad, OlivePad


2011 - iPad 2, Motorola Xoom, Blackberry Playbook, HP TouchPad, LG Optimus, HTC Flyer


Grateful thanks to Manorama Yearbook 2012.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tablet World-3: All about Tablet PCs

For a newcomer to the field of minis, there are so many products - Notebooks, Netbooks, Ultrabooks, Tablets, by so many leading companies.  So sort of introduction may be of some help.  With that in mind, I am providing links to three good articles, their captions themselves give you an idea about the content.  So no need for me to add anything additional.  They are:

What makes a tablet a tablet? (FAQ) frin CNET:



Tablet computer from Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablet_computer

Grateful thanks to CNET.com, Taling about Tech and Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.