October 29, 2019 7:15AM
Fifty Years Ago
On 29 October 2019, Professor Leonard (“Len”) Kleinrock is chairing a celebration at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The date is the fiftieth anniversary of the first full system test and remote host-to-host login over the Arpanet....
December 25, 2017 7:37PM
The History of Stock Quotes
In honor of all the fervor around Bitcoin, we thought it would be fun to revisit the role finance has had in the history of technology even before the Internet came around. This was adapted from a post which originally appeared on the Eager blog....
September 23, 2017 4:00PM
The History of Email
This was adapted from a post which originally appeared on the Eager blog. Eager has now become the new Cloudflare Apps....
August 02, 2017 5:00AM
The Languages Which Almost Became CSS
The history of all the languages which almost became CSS and the development of the styled web. When Tim Berners-Lee announced HTML in 1991 there was no method of styling pages. How a given HTML tag was rendered was determined by the browser, often with significant input from the user’s preferences. To many, it seemed like a good idea to create a standard way for pages to ‘suggest’ how they might prefer to be rendered stylistically. This was adapted from a post which originally appeared on the Eager blog. Eager has now become the new Cloudflare Apps. In fact, it has been a constant source of delight for me over the past year to get to continually tell hordes (literally) of people who want to – strap yourselves in, here it comes – control what their documents look like in ways that would be trivial...