Ted Nelson is designer of Project Xanadu, a conceptual precursor to the World Wide Web. He invented the term ‘hypertext’.
Quanta Magazine has a situationer on quantum computing today.
Published and maintained by the W3C, the framework for web technology roadmaps is as complete a guide as you’ll ever get to everything going on about the web and the Internet.
AI with 18,000 GPUs develops its own neural networks. The more I read about stuff like this the more I think we’re getting closer to the future of Asimov’s Foundation.
Way back when before Bitcoin mining soaked up the bulk of spare computing cycles, SETI@Home was the thing. Almost twenty years later, it seems the project is still ongoing.
A whirlwind tour of analog computers, including some of which use fluids for computation.
From the 1950’s: an analog computer designed for solving differential equations. To program it, the operator needed to rewire patch cables. It used high voltages, though, and could sometimes caused a shock.