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Emily Broadwater

Rather. - 0 views

    Rather is a new service that helps you block key words you would rather not see on your facebook newsfeed. It is just an extension in the Google Chrome browser.
Amanda French

Computer History Museum - Internet History - 0 views

    A timeline of the Internet (with portraits!) from the Computer History Museum. This timeline begins in 1962 and ends in 1992 with the invention of the World Wide Web -- or, rather (though I'd say it's the same thing), with the 1992 invention of the first web browser, Mosaic, at the University of Illinois.
Gordon Hall

Directory vs. Folder - 1 views

    This link gives information on the difference between a directory and a folder. The reason I found this link so useful was because it outlines the difference between the two for Mac and PC users.
    Congratulations, Gordon, on being the very first to post! :) I will say I'm not very impressed with the link, though -- it's a bit fuzzy on whether there is or is not a difference between a directory and a folder, except in a technical sense on Windows Vista. (I'd argue that in general there isn't, though I grant you there are special cases.) And you can't tell who wrote that piece, and it comes from the support database of a particular software company rather than from a site that's dedicated to explanations / teaching / learning / education. At least Wikipedia is deliberately trying to educate people, and it's better on this issue, I'd say, and provides a clearer argument that a directory is something structural in an OS whereas a folder is a visual "metaphor" for a collection of files, which may or may not be an actual directory:
Adam Munera

Google Doodles - 0 views

    Just thought I would add this page about controversial Google doodles! Its interesting which ones were viewed as controversial.
    Good one, Adam. I meant to ask Laura and forgot whether the doodles are always the same in every country, and this gallery shows that they aren't. Which makes a lot of sense. The Miró one is interesting, too -- the fact that the artist's heirs felt ripped off, even though it was original artwork in the *style* of Miró rather than anything actually copied from a digital version of Miró.
Emily Broadwater

19 Apps to Boost Concentration - 0 views

    These are different app for computers that will help you concentrate on your work rather than being on sites that you shouldn't be. Currently I am using the StayFocused chrome extension to block certain sites when I am working.
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