The good folks over at Network Collective have launched a new video series called the History of Networking. Their not-so-humble mission is to present conversations with people who helped invent the Internet and modern networking. Sounds like a lot of fun to me.
I’ve joked that if you’re ever confused by a new technology in IT but want to look like you know what you’re talking about, just say it looks like it has potential, but reference how someone tried the exact same thing in the mid-90s. More often than not, whoever you’re talking to will fill in the gaps as you laugh nervously at your own ignorance. Gina Rosenthal’s post on the history of virtualization and containers largely bares out this premise.
Motherboard shares a great history of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association slot. Now a glorious piece of obsolesce, the standard was inspired by what USB would become, a way to easily extend a computers capabilities without having to crack open the machine.
An interactive timeline of AMD’s last decade. With the hype around their new Ryzen architecture building, here’s a look of what they’ve been up to since they last held the CPU performance crown. AMD has always had ambitious technical solutions to CPU architecture, even if practical performance lagged.