¿salva pantallas o desperdicio de recursos?


Como dice el lema de Sun, la red es la computadora. La computadora más poderosa del mundo es Internet, el problema es como aprovechar la capacidad de computo. Esta el enfoque mafioso de usar troyanos para capturar maquinas y llenar al mundo de spam y amenazas de ataques de saturación de sitios. A parte  de lo negativo esto es una prueba de hecho del potencial de Internet como plataforma de computo distribuido.

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Notas históricas sobre las hojas de cálculo electrónicas

Articulo basado en A Brief History of Spreadsheets de D. J. Power

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“…. VisiCalc was also available on the HP85 and 87 in the early 80’s. I found it more useful than the Apple version because it had graph plotting and statistical analysis in the same package. At the time, the HP plotter had just appeared,so we could produce colour charts on paper or transparencies for presentation. The MIS folks were most disturbed because they could see the writing on the wall. The Honeywell that was just installed for $10 million could not do what the HP85 was doing for less than $10K! I can still remember the sad look on the manager’s face when I showed him the colour plots…”

Jim Ho

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