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Celebs and Tech: Odd Endorsements of the 80s

PC World has a nice summary of celebrity endorsements of computer products from the 1980s: When personal computers entered the mainstream in the 1980s, the American public was understandably uneasy. Most people didn’t know much about using a PC, or how to choose a good one. Where could they turn for advice? Marketers hoped they …

UChannel

A co-worker sent me a link to a part of the Princton web site called UChannel: The UChannel (also known as the University Channel) makes videos of academic lectures and events from all over the world available to the public. You can download all sorts of talks, seminars, symposiums, etc.

Nine must-have freeware apps rise to the top

I’ve linked to various Windows Secrets newsletter items in the past. It is an excellent newsletter and I highly recommend it. The issue I received today has a link to nine freeware apps that have been regularly centred out/chosen in “best of” lists. The “best freeware” lists published by Web sites and magazines frequently trumpet …

geoGreeting

I was reading an article in the paper the other day about the Webby Awards, and one of the highlighted sites was geoGreeting. This is a site that let’s you write a message using pictures of buildings that look like letters (the PCIN.net image above for example). The creator of the site describes it in …

101 Fantastic Freebies 2008

In what has become a yearly tradition (see 2006 and 2007 here), PC World has compiled a list of 101 Fantastic Freebies: Free. It’s the magic word for an ever-expanding wealth of downloadable software and online services. Free doesn’t necessarily mean good, however, and hunting for freebies can mean sifting through a lot of junk. …

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