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Did our astonishment at new inventions fade?

Introduction When I was a kid, I would sometimes watch silent movies, especially when I was at my grandparents’ house and particularly the ones featuring Laurel and Hardy. This brought me a bit of curiosity for the early age of films. I remember my parents telling me abut different stories regarding the first years of cinema, the craziest of which was the…

Do frames per second matter?

Introduction Frames per second (fps) have been a crucial discussion both in videogames and cinema for some time now. In the case of movies, the conventional fps is 24, that means that a second of tape is made of 24 still frames put together. This concept is also easily seen in an old toy such as the zoetrope, a cylinder with drawings…

The rise and fall of IBM

Introduction The 20th century marks the ‘first time’ for many things. It was the first time that humans flew with a self-powered aircraft thanks to the Wright brothers, many people drove cars for the first time in history, and the whole world was at war for the first (and second) time. It was also the first time we went to space and…

Will videogames become the next big advertisement platform?

When the World Wide Web was first created its users were proper ‘webstronauts’, exploring a digital world unknown by many and accessible by few. Webstroanuts were close to being computer scientists themselves since the web was still so difficult to navigate through. With years passing by the web become constantly easier to access and navigate and big corporations saw the opportunity make…

The digitalisation of armies

Warfare has changed more in the past century than it did in the previous 500 years. The First World War saw the maiden use of tanks and planes in combat. The plane, at the time an invention that was only 11 years old, (invented in 1903  by the Wright brothers, war broke out in 1914) was at first used to gather intelligence.…