Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Is Here...

Small bits found on the Web today... for fun and amusement:


100 Essential Skills for Geeks

As Geeks we are expected to have a certain set of skills that the majority of
the population does not possess. This list is by no means complete, but I think
it is a good sample of the skills required to be a true geek. I won’t pretend to
have all the skills listed here. I even had to Google a few of them.

found on Wired site: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/07/100-basic-geek-skills-for-geeks/


Sony Walkman: Reflecting 30 years later on how it set the world on its ear

In the summer of '79, the first Sony Walkman was sold.

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article1017416.ece

I can't believe it's been 30 years! I remember my first "walkman": a model by a company called Broksonic (I could not afford the real Sony, since I was still pre-high school then, with very limited means). It had the orange headphones, sounded great, had pretty terrible battery life, but taking music on the road was beyond anything I could imagine then. Life was good!