History of Media

Tomas Anderson was born on November 8th 1970.  Tom worked as a product tester at XDrive while attending film school.  In 2001 XDrive went bankrupted so he and Chris DeWolf founded their own company Response Base.  In 2002 they sold Response Base to eUnivers.  Tom, DeWolf and some fellow eUnivers employees created the first pages for a new social networking website called MySpace.

 

Tom was the first person to join MySpace.

MySpace quickly became popular among the young people and so the corporations followed suet.  Soon the site became overrun with advertisements and spyware, slowing down the website considerably.  Eventually MySpace fell out of favor and everyone switched to Facebook.

Websites I’ve Bean To

I recently browsed the Royal Tyrrell Museum website.  It was an interesting experience.  Right now you’re probably wondering what I thought of it.  Well fortunately for you I have the ability to read your thoughts in the future from when I began writing this blog.  I still can’t read thoughts in the present strangely.  I took the liberty of writing the questions you want to ask me and answered them in a question-answer format for you.

    *   Did images help you to visualize products, places, or things?

Yes.  The pictures of the dinosaurs really helped me visualize them.

  • Were there any useful diagrams, maps, and so on?

 

The map of the museum looks helpful.  I’m confidant I could find my way around the building with it.

  • Did you find any graphic elements used for navigation particularly interesting?

The panoramic view of natural history was interesting.  I liked how clicking on the animals brought up information about them.

  • Did you find any graphics that were of poor quality, distracting, or bothersome?

The dragonfly following the mouse curser got annoying after a while.

 

Another website I’ve bean to is Ski Dry Powder.  I don’t know why I went there.

  • Did images help you to visualize products, places, or things?

Not really.  There was just pictures of people skiing, not doing anything too interesting.

  • Were there any useful diagrams, maps, and so on?

 

I didn’t find any mapson the original site but there were links to weather reports on other sites.

  • Did you find any graphic elements used for navigation particularly interesting?

 

Nothing interesting.  The UI navigates just fine but it’s not spectacular.

  • Did you find any graphics that were of poor quality, distracting, or bothersome?

 

I didn’t find anything bad about it just not great.

The Internet

The Internet is truly a wonder of the modern world.  It is used to transfer information via a series of tubes.  It was invented by Al Gore in 1987 while he was trying to resurrect the dinosaurs by merging a light bulb with a badger.  The resulting explosion unintentionally created the Internet.

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Some people may not know this but Todd McFarlane exists on the internet.  Todd McFarlane is both a designer and company, and according to U.S. congress he IS legally a person.  Here is its website: http://www.spawn.com/info/

If you’re not able to view this link because you’re not in front of a computer right now, you may need to find what the Germans call an “Internet kiosk”

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An Internet kiosk is something you can use to satiate your Facebook addiction when away from home.

Warning: Too much exposure to the Internet can be harmful to your brain.  If you experience electrode detachment, shunt misplacement or dulled neurostimulation (or Michel Bay Syndrome), ask your doctor about neuroArm.  neuroArm is a robot controlled buy a machine that can surgically alter your brain and is 100% NOT self-aware.  Trust us.

Robots are awesome.  You know what else is awesome?  Star Trek!

Check out this guy’s fan site.

http://www.ditl.org

The designer of the interface uses text and colors in a format similar to what you would see on the computer screens in the show.  I wonder how this guy could have known what computers would look like in the future.  I wonder if he knows what the weather is like in the future.  Well we don’t need this guy’s future sight to tell us.  We have Weather on our iPhones.

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The program called Weather is a wonderful app to have on your phone.  Now you don’t need to go outside or even look out the window.  Now we can remain in the comfort of our dark windowless basement alone and safe from the sinful decadence of the outside world, like mummy wanted.  Isn’t that right mummy?  We’re a good boy aren’t we?  Why don’t you talk anymore mummy?  Not since we wrapped our scarf around your neck to keep you warm, you’ve never talked again.  We’re a good boy…