Saturday, October 10, 2009

My Bookmarks and Annotations 10/10/2009

  • $10 billion takes fiber to every school, hospital in the US

    The US has more than 120,000 schools, hospitals, and libraries, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes that they can all have fiber optic Internet for $5 billion-$10 billion.

    tags: internet, broadband, connectivity

  • "20 Year Usenet Timeline

    Google has fully integrated the past 20 years of Usenet archives into Google Groups, which now offers access to more than 800 million messages dating back to 1981. This is by far the most complete collection of Usenet articles ever assembled and a fascinating first-hand historical account.

    We compiled some especially memorable articles and threads in the timeline below. For example, read Tim Berners-Lee's announcement of what became the World Wide Web or Linus Torvalds' post about his "pet project". You can find more in-depth information about the archive here."

    tags: history, google, usenet, archive, interesting, technology, groups

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.