Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I think it’s weird that Google was once named “Backrub”, its funny seeing it go from what it used to be to what it is today. It makes me wonder what we’re going to come up with next in the future.
Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolf invented the site “MySpace”. Their goal was to create a new generation of file sharing websites, the end result was a site that allowed users to create their own page, upload photos and music, and communicate with friends. I really liked MySpace when it first came out, because I could talk to my friends that went to different schools.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

E- waste

I think that e- waste is dangerous and has killed a lot of people. It even said in the article that the key to making money is speed, not safety. When I saw that they said that, I just thought those poor people who have to work there, like they have no idea what they’re breathing every day. Then they said that by tomorrow the rain will wash all of it into the ocean.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Weaving The Web

Tim Berners- Lee invented the World Wide Web, although he does not get profit for his invention. I think this has got to be the coolest man in the world, because i dont know what i would do without the Web. He is currently the director of the World Wide Web consortium, and is based in Cambridge, Massachussets. He is the man who made up www, and http, so technically we wouldn't be able to go to the internet if it wasn't for him making the World Wide Web. No wonder, the guy's a genius

Monday, February 8, 2010

Digitizing books reflection

Every morning a truck from Google returns books that they checked out from Stanford University, and after they drop all those off, they just load the truck up with more books to digitalize. So far they have scanned 12 million books at many libraries; their goal is to scan over 40 million books.
Spencer michels says that Stanford, the University of California-Berkley, and the University of Michigan have signed agreements with Google allowing the firm to scan their books.