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Archiving for Perpetuity: Is it Relevant?

On Episode 64 of The Edge of Innovation, we’re talking with entrepreneur Greg Arnette, about new business technology and archiving for perpetuity.

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Exploring Christianity: Who is God?

On episode 58 of The Edge of Innovation, we are exploring Christianity and who God is with Pastor Paul Buckley of King of Grace Church.

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The Specs On This 1970 IBM Mainframe Will Remind You Just How Far Technology Has Come

IBM maintains an awesome archive of its history, collecting various documents and media it’s released since being founded in 1911. We were especially intrigued by this 1970 press release singing the praises of System/370 Model 145, a mainframe computer that was state of the art at the time of its inception. It had 500 KB of RAM, 233 megabytes of hard disk space, and ran at 2.5 MHz. It took up an entire room. Nowadays, this computer would be able to store a small collection of photos and (slowly) access them. Not much else! You could double its 32,000 characters of control storage to 64,000 by “using a portion of main memory, if needed, to accommodate optionally available functions.” Adjusted for inflation, this computer would cost you between $4.3 million and $10.8 million in …

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The Adobe Originals Silver Anniversary Story: A typographic revolution begins

This is the first in a series of articles from Tamye Riggs, a longtime lover of type who is working with us to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Adobe Originals type program. This post sets the scene, taking us back to the very early days of digital typography. Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make the language it forms most appealing to transparent learning and recognition. Excerpted from Wikipedia’s entry on Typography The history of typography is a long and storied affair. Since the eleventh-century invention of movable type in East Asia and the Gutenberg revolution in mid-fifteenth-century Europe, constant innovations have been made, with various methods of typesetting and printing falling in and …

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You! Be Informed! Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Works Online

It’s a good day to be a art history nerd. The Metropolitan Museum of has digitized and released a collection of about 400,000 pieces in its collection available to use for public domain. This means, we can now take a long, good hard look at pieces by art masters such as Rembrandt, Picasso, Manet and Warhol. You can now zoom in and check out some of the details and the intricacy of the pieces, so you can analyze and be inspired by the beauty of these classic pieces. The Met aims to digitize most of it’s collection, letting us take a peek and fall in love with these pieces. All for free!

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