PC and Internet

  • Twibbon - An extra icon with your Twitter Avatar

    A Twibbon is a small image that can be added to the avatar of a Twitter account. It is used to show your support for a specific campaign. The avatar on the right is the Twibbon van Vlaggen voor de Koning (The Twibbon of Flags for the King) and was intended in 2013 to increase the joy of changing the throne. ...
  • Automation Moguls: Eckart Wintzen

    Stock market fund Wordonline turned out to be no more than a hollow barrel, for which investors counted many billions. IT entrepreneur Eckart Wintzen can get excited about it. "For that money we could have provided fiber throughout the Netherlands." An interview with the now deceased, unconventional entrepreneur. Old hippie Wintzen believed in small organizations. ...
  • Computer pioneers: Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibnitz

    Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz (1646-1716) was a brilliant researcher and scientist in a wide range of fields. Thanks to the work of Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz, it has been possible to develop computers. He laid the foundation for the binary number system, the foundation of the logical systems. ...
  • Computer pioneers: Charles Babbage

    The modern computer plays a major role in today's society. The current computer is preceded by a long development process with many computer pioneers who have made their own unique contribution. Charles Babbage (1791-1871) came up with the concept of the modern computer and worked it out in some designs. ...
  • Alphabet: holding behind Google and subsidiary companies

    The parent company Alphabet was founded in 2015, including all activities of Google Inc. in several small, separate companies. This so that every company can continue to concentrate on its own division, because Google is no longer solely concerned with the internet. ...
  • At sign (English: at sign)

    The at sign is a separate punctuation mark that is mainly used in email addresses to separate the name and address from each other. The @ sign (English: at sign) is known worldwide but has been given a different name in many countries. History It seems that the Romans already used the @ sign. ...
  • Computer pioneers: George Boole

    Computers do not speak human language. To make something clear to a computer, the commands and information must be coded in a language that the computer understands: zeros and ones. In other words: yes or no stream. With his Boolean logic, George Boole provided an important building block for our contemporary computers. ...
  • Computer pioneers: The first Personal Computers

    Many pioneers have played a decisive role in the development of our modern computers. From the end of the seventies of the twentieth century, the development of the computer gained momentum and became accessible to everyone: the PC, or the Personal Computer, was born. ...
  • Computer pioneers: ABC, EDVAC and ENIAC

    There are many pioneers in the development of our modern computer, and many decisive steps have been taken in the development of computers. In this article attention to memorable, early, digital and electronic computers and their inventors: ABC, ENIAC, EDVAC, John Atanasoff, John von Neumann, John Mauchly and John Eckert. ...
  • Computer pioneers: Alan Turing

    The development of the computer has been a long way, a process to which many people have made their own indispensable contribution. Our modern computer owes a lot to this pioneering work done by many. Important steps were taken by Alan Turing, who provided the blueprint for the modern computer. ...
  • Computer pioneers: the beginning

    You can no longer imagine our society without computers. Computers are all around us, laptops, desktop PCs, but also the mobile phones in our bags and trouser pockets. A whole history precedes the development of the computer. How the need for information and knowledge changes the world. ...
  • Computer pioneers: The MSX standard

    In the decades after the Second World War, the computer gained a foothold in many companies. Consumers also got used to computers. Administrations were increasingly done with computers. And what about the consumer? Would the consumer also want something with a computer? The home computer would fill the gap in the market. ...
  • Computer pioneers: Joseph-Marie Jacquard

    Entering information into an automated system can be an intensive task. Thanks to the genius of some pioneers, it would go a lot faster, even from the unexpected corner of the textile industry. How a weaver made an important contribution to the development of computers. ...
  • Computer pioneers: Herman Hollerith

    For a long time, entering information and data into a computer was a labor-intensive process, which cost a lot of time and manpower. A simpler system had to be devised. With the introduction of the punch card, Herman Hollerith (1860-1929) realized an enormous acceleration in the automatic processing of data. ...
  • Computer pioneers: Konrad Zuse. The first?

    Our modern computer has been given its final shape through the genius, determination and perseverance of some important pioneers over many years. One of these computer pioneers was the German Konrad Zuse, who designed the very first programmable, modern computer. ...
  • Computer pioneers: Jack Tramiel and the Commodore 64

    The increasing possibilities of the computer also made home use more interesting. A generation of home computers saw the light. The Commodore 64 is one of the most sold home computers in the world. Jack Tramiel is the inventor of the legendary Commodore 64. Who is this Jack Tramiel, and what is the Commodore 64? ...
  • Computer pioneers: from electron tube to chip

    With the arrival of the transistor and later the microprocessor, an unprecedented revolution in computer development was started. Smaller, ever smaller and always cheaper. Without the development of the transistor, the integrated circuit and the microprocessor, the computer would have remained something of large companies - not all of us. ...
  • Computer games that celebrate their 30th birthday in 2016

    1986, The year where everything started. Gamemakers introduced real games for the first time. That has been the origin of the video game industry. Where the gaming industry is today is dedicated to the game makers of the time. Arkanoid, Metroid, Alter ego, Outrun and Defender of the crown are game classics that are allowed to blow out 30 candles on their birthday cake in 2016. ...
  • The history of Mario Bros

    Read all about the fascinating history of Super Mario Bros. here. Here you will find everything about the first games and the development to date. The history of Mario Bros The Mario Brothers are a household name. Everyone from young to old has heard of this dynamic duo. However, this was not always the case. Mario had to start somewhere, and this was in the arcade version of Donkey Kong in 1981. ...
  • The best digital archives

    If you want to check a fact or an event, you cannot do without reference work. For that you need encyclopedias in book form or wikis like Wikipedia on the internet. But sometimes you need more information about a certain event, for example the Winter Olympics, and then an archive is the solution. ...