How the CD-ROM Killed the Physical Encyclopedia
The fast demise of the physical encyclopedia came about thanks to an upstart publisher, an indecisive giant, and the world’s biggest software company.
These Ancient GIFs Are a Dose of Good Internet
A treasure trove of early computer graphics.
The Rise and Fall of the $100 Million Company That Taught America to Compute
For more than 20 years, John Scherer’s Video Professor offered instructional videos and discs to make computers accessible to novices. Where did it go?
VICE vs Video games
When Hollywood Invades Video Games
There was a time when A-listers in a video game got players hyped, but these days we need to know that they mean it before parting with our cash.
Chris Marker Built Time Machines With Film and Put His Brain on CD-ROMs
Chris Marker, who just died at 91 in Paris, played with reality in his documentaries, but he could not be accused of fabulism or plagiarism. He didn't pretend to be accurate or fair. Even his name was fake -- Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve...