My favorites for week 35, 2010

Big GrinSomething to laugh: my favorite comic strip of the weekabout defending a castle. Or: project management in the good old times

Being a project manager many hundred years ago probably wasn’t much easier than it is today. Think for instance about the project of defending a castle. For such a project it was real critical to meet the dead lines, as nicely shown in the Herman comic strip.

NerdSomething to watch: my favorite video clip of the weekabout multiple computer

I think there is a world market for maybe five computers

Look at this quote Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, made in 1943. OK, that’s long ago. Nowadays there are actually 7 computers in my household, not to count any mobile devices, which I actually don’t use except a mobile phone. Some day we will probably ask ourselves: what do we do with all these computers ? Do we really need so many ?

The guy here in this video gives you one idea what you can do with so many computers. Just give him a few seconds…

  Something to enjoy: my favorite photo  on flickr under a Common Creative licenseabout NASA

The Goddard Photo and Video Blog publishs a few interesting shots every day, like the one from Hurricane Earl, as seen on September 1, 2010.

NASA joined the Commons on Flickr on August 30th with three iconic sets spanning the US space agency’s 50+ year history. Their Commons account will feature photos from across the agency’s many locations and centers, chronicling the history of space and lunar missions, and the people and places of the organization.

One of their photos you can see below on the right.

NASA Satellite Captures Hurricane Earl on September 1, 2010
"NASA Satellite Captures Hurricane Earl on September 1, 2010" by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Apollo 11 Launched Via Saturn V Rocket
"Apollo 11 Launched Via Saturn V Rocket" by NASA on The Commons.

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