In the Days Before GUIs
WordPerfect originated in the days when top-of-the-line printers were daisywheel impact devices requiring manual intervention to change fonts, and when on-screen displays were restricted to a single monospaced font.... MORE
History a Brief History of GUI
Graphic User Interfaces were considered unnecessary overhead by early computer developers, who were struggling to develop enough CPU horsepower to perform simple calculations. As CPU power increased in the sixties... MORE
HTML5 is scheduled to enter Last Call Working Draft status in October 2009, next month. While that's not really the end of work, it's close enough that introductory articles on HTML5 are popping up all over the place. Beyond the technical details,... MORE
Today we all take for granted that we should have instant access to the Internet regardless if we're at home or at work. We can even browse the web while on the go thanks to cell phones. It obviously hasn't been like this for ages and to help... MORE
HTML is the unifying language of the World Wide Web. Using just the simple tags it contains, the human race has created an astoundingly diverse network of hyperlinked documents, from Amazon, eBay, and Wikipedia, to personal blogs and websites... MORE
Are you a PC? Microsoft Windows is the most popular operating system in the world with over 90% of the market share. How long have you been using Windows?
With Windows 7 just released, its nice to look back at the long history of Microsoft... MORE
In the following series of articles a specific environment in the many and varied realms of Information Technology environments will be explored in a little detail. This is the domain of the RDBMS, or Relational Database Management System.... MORE
This brief history illustrates the origins and major events in open source.
•Expensive, esoteric computers
•The rise of proprietary software
•The debate on the fringes
•The Internet and the... MORE
Operating Systems (OS) are the layer of software that sits between hardware and higher level pieces of function like applications and middleware. They help applications and middleware make use of the underlying hardware by doing things... MORE