I was thinking "Mr Wirth would be very happy..."
Android, and therefore FireOS, both have the Linux kernel at their core. So they can say "yeah, we do Linux"
So, when you hear the Ad people talk it's "we add value by presenting opportunities for consumers" and the deep data mining is justified with "we use data to target unique ads that will delight our users"...
WhatsApp had 55 employees when it sold for billions. Sizing a company by headcount is so last Century.
I say that last part with a bit of irony. I actually liked it when people actually, you know, made things, instead of piggybacking on free content from others.
Zen + Benefits. didn't you hear that anything Zen is cool? What is the sound of one pink slip dropping?
Also, the googles means alphabetical order is less important than a single name that's unique. So we get zenefits.
:) I remember that one. Sadly, because I posted, no mod points...
I dabbled in gopher, but did a lot more in ftpsace and netnews than gopher. It grew and died in a very short timespan. I started my first professional webserver 93 or 94 or so, the EMWAC webserver on a DEC Alpha running WinNT 4.0
I did install and run an oddball Mac gopher client that for some reason used 3d rendering for pages and gopher daemons. Was cool, i played for like an hour, and then never ran it again.
My wife would kick my ass.
The web wasn't a thing in 93. The Internet was definitely a thing,
simtel. wuarchive. sumex-aim. sunsite. All the big ftp sites, and searches were Archie. That and netnews. alt.barney.dinosaur.die.die.die
The Stevens Networking book is still up on the list, I'm very glad.
I remember a story about him and his kid. They went to go to Wayne's World 2, and in the movie they show his book. His son, "dad you're so cool, that's your book". Yes, you were cool. RIP....
Bookmarks, incognito mode, a bunch of UI things.
The base browser on BlackBerry used webkit. But it was so painful for many reasons - how you zoomed, how you got pages, how you dealt with tabs. It was very painful
Now when people have more data in the cloud and less on their phone, i don't think we really need a dock. It's a nice to have, i guess, but id never use it - bringing a dock someplace i might as well have a laptop.
I was a hard core Google Voice user years ago. I did all the pain in the ass mapping for the special numbers and such on my work blackberry - contacts needed a special number to come up as the google voice number, but i still had to use the work phone, so the normal numbers.. yikes, all that work...
I ported out my number years ago. It just wasn't worth it. The clunkiness and compromises aren't worth it. Messages/iMessage across idevices kind of sealed it for me. I can't imagine moving back.
Medical records and other official records need to come over fax. Email isn't thought of as being secure. Fax is point to point.
So you're saying anyone needing to talk to a doctor, meaning someone more likely than not sick, should suffer more. I hope that's not intentional and you just didn't fully thing of the consequences.
Consultants are mystical people who ask a company for a number and then give it back to them.