The Internet Revolution and Digital Future Technology Speaker: Derek Muller of Veritasium
The history of the Internet begins with the development of electronic computers in the 1950s. Initial concepts of wide area networking originated in several computer science laboratories in the United States, United Kingdom, and France. On 6 August 1991, the World Wide Web went live to the world. There was no fanfare in the global press. In fact, most people around the world didn't even know what the Internet was. Even if they did, the revolution the Web ushered in was still but a twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee's eye.
(This presentation is a YouTube documentary from 2018)
Derek Alexander Muller is an Australian-born Canadian science communicator, filmmaker, television personality and inventor, who is best known for his YouTube channel Veritasium. Muller has appeared as a correspondent on the Netflix web series Bill Nye Saves the World since 2017.
Exquisite DNA and Computers Presented by Lorrin Garson
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) is a substance essential for life. Surprisingly there is a link between DNA and computer technology. In fact there is a common topology between DNA, galaxies, flowers, sea creatures, plants and we humans. Several branches of the sciences and mathematics play a role in describing these common connections.
Lorrin Garson had a long career in technical publishing of chemical information. His presentations to our computer groups are famous for their thorough research and clarity in explaining topics such as cryptography, encryption of personal data, cloud storage and the origins of personal computers.
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Use 2021 Calendar Files To Make Your Own Month-Per-Page Calendar Presented by John Krout
John has been designing and printing annual month-per-page photo calendars at home using LibreOffice Impress, a Powerpoint clone, since 2012. He developed a calendar kit for quick preparation of calendar files, and demonstrated that calendar kit at the April 2017 meeting of PATACS and OPCUG. Recently he decided to release his 2021 calendar page files for your use, both in Impress ODP format and Powerpoint PPT format. This presentation will show you how to download the files, and customize the calendar pages by adding birthdays and other significant dates. Additionally, the calendar page files include blank pages on which you can place your photos.
John Krout is a past president of WACUG, a predecessor organization of PATACS. A frequent meeting presenter, John also wrote many of the articles on our Zoom reference page, and many PATACS Posts newsletter offerings.
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