Thursday, November 19, 2015

Information, both historical and future, is the theme today.

In chronological order (more or less):

Behold the wonderful Nautical Telegraph Code Book And Postal Guide from 1920! This would make for a great code, even today.

How well do you know your World Wars? Take this quiz and find out. (I got 15/20. Names of battles elude me.)

I’d forgotten that the New York Times has a site for their Research and Development Group. I don’t think I ever knew they had a weblog, and this entry on the future of information is fascinating.

The Wayback Machine is getting a search engine, at long last! Not until 2017, however.

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