black box

  • Today in history: the flight data recorder

    It’s not entirely clear to me that March 17 is the actual birthday of the so-called “Black Box”, but who am I to argue with Wired’s This Day in Tech? According to them, the idea for the flight data recorder was born in 1953 by an Australian named David Warren. The first prototype was complete in 1957, and within a couple of years became a standard feature on all… Read More

  • DIY: The Internet

    When I used to go to NYU, I assisted in teaching a web class to graduate students. There was one woman in the class who was amazed that I was able to publish her information to the Web so quickly! She thought the Internet was a black box somewhere and that I had to ask permission to put stuff onto it. Well now you can make your very own black box of Internet, courtesy of the IT Crowd. You can… Read More