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  1. 149- Of Mice And Men | 99% Invisible

    If you are looking at a computer screen, your right hand is probably resting on a mouse. To the left of that mouse (or above, if you’re on a laptop) is your keyboard. As you work on the computer, your right hand moves back and forth from keyboard to mouse. You can’t do everything you need to do on a computer without constantly moving between input devices.

    There is another way.

    A device called a “keyset” could help us navigate virtual environments without moving your hands back and forth. With the mouse in your right hand, the keyset would occupy your left hand. Its five buttons resembled piano keys.

    Doug Engelbart invented the keyset in the 1960s. Engelbart was also the person who invented the mouse.

    Of Mice And Men

    Podcast: Download (Duration: 19:15 — 17.7MB)

    http://99percentinvisible.prx.org/2015/01/20/149-of-mice-and-men/

    —Huffduffed by LukeBacon

  2. Digital archaeology and the temporary nature of technology - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    As our fast paced digital world continues what does that mean for the way we think about preserving things like old webpages and obsolete media formats. Are there possible lessons from our digital past for our digital future? We explore the fragility of our electronic data and also the temporary nature of the technology we use to access it. We also join the excavation of a 1970s computer chip - called the 6502!

    Guests:
    Finn Brunton, Assistant Professor of Digital Environments at the University of Michigan’s School of Information.
    Jim Boulton, Curator of the ‘Digital Archaeology’ exhibition and Deputy Managing Director of Story Worldwide.
    Greg James, Digital archaeologist, part of the visual 6502 team and software engineer.
    Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive.
    Paul Koerbin, Manager of web archiving at the National Library of Australia.

    Further Information:
    Finn Brunton’s profile (http://finnb.net/)

    Finn Brunton interview on ‘dead media’ (http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/390536/_dead_media_never_really_die/)

    The Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org/)

    Pandora Archive (http://pandora.nla.gov.au/)

    Digital Archaeology Exhibition (http://www.storyworldwide.com/digital-archaeology/)

    Visual 6502 Project (http://visual6502.org/)

    Archaeology Magazine feature on digital archaeology (http://www.archaeology.org/1107/features/mos_technology_6502_computer_chip_cpu.html)

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/digital-archaeology-and-the-temporary-nature-of-technology/3790090#comments

    —Huffduffed by LukeBacon