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How it started

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

We first saw the “History of Programming Languages” diagram, created by Éric Lévénez, while visiting our French office. We were so taken with the level of detail and the visual impact of viewing 50 years of programming history that we wanted to come up with a way to share it more widely. We started big. We printed it out full-size, all 18 feet of it, on our plotter and ran it along a wall at our Mac OS X Conference last fall. So many people came by to make notations on the diagram that we knew there would be a lot more interest and discussion if we could only get it in a more manageable format. With Éric’s permission, we collected comments from our authors, editors, and friends, and rebuilt the file so we could print it at its current dimensions, 39″ x 17″. Éric maintains a site with his original diagram, change logs, an explanation of how he creates his charts, and links to additional resources such as Bill Kinnersley’s Language List of over 2,500 programming languages.

Server plugs into wall socket for small networks

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

The Marvell plug computer is designed to be left plugged into a wall socket at all times. Marvell said it draws less than five watts under normal operation on average, compared to 25-100 watts for a PC being used as a home server.

The platform is built using Marvell’s Kirkwood series system-on-chip design with a 1.2GHz Marvell Sheeva CPU processor, 512Mbytes of FLASH and 512Mbytes of DRAM.

The plug also features a 2.0 USB port to allow users to run applications that require a hard disk or other peripheral.

It connects to an existing network using Gigabit Ethernet. This type of device eliminates the need for an always-on PC to power the network.

Users can deploy the plug computer for media sharing or for backup services, said Marvell.

Hello world!

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

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