It's the most /g/ thing I've seen all day.
Funnily enough if you leave the tab in the background, the events queue up and when you tab back there are a bunch of cards bouncing around at once: http://i.imgur.com/dNObRGb.png
Personally, I used to call it 'sol.exe.'
1993 was the year I started my undergrad and would not see a "web browser" until the following year. It's nice to re-capture a little of the spirit of what computing was like back then.
Tip: Be sure to click on the virus and after what happens happens, fling the icons around. Moments of mindless fun.
We live in an odd time where the promises of the late 90s and early 2000's are coming to fruition. Suddenly VR is amazing and relatively affordable. Suddenly digital personal assistants are here and they work. The promise of a less powerful Microsoft is here and with IE a now discontinued product. Very fast internet is here with many markets having or will soon have 1gbps (note: the first LAN I worked on was 10mbps). The promise of early yet clunky smartphone/PDA revolution has also been fulfilled.
I wonder if, from a networked/social/mobile computing, perspective that period was our 'Mother of All Demos.' So much was tried and promised back then and its only in the fast few years that its really practical.
As far as what is reported back to the home company, well, that pre-dates personal assistants. What gmail does with your email or dropbox with your files and any analysis your usage is a completely separate issue than personal assistants, aside from both of them having to do with privacy. It seems to me these assistants are just dipping into stuff 'home' has had access to for a decade plus. Instead of using that info to sell to marketers or whatever, its using that info to provide value to you by powering your assistant.
"Personal assistants" that listen in on conversation, waiting for a keyword - that's a completely different dimension than "just" reading email.
Interestingly, recently Apple and Google both missed out on acquiring Viv as Microsoft snapped them up... ostensibly, an assistant far more integrated into third-party services with better integration developer tools/support and smarter AI. Apple and Google gotta double down on either lifting up Siri/Google's equiv. to that playing field or acquire other talent/tech to keep up.
As an aside, Microsoft finally has Nadella at the helm, whom built Azure, whom seems a better/different engineer/businessman than perhaps even Gates (much needed after Balmer)... although you can't argue that Gates didn't break ground in lopsided EULA/SLSAs for extreme profiteering (which was "better" for stockholders but "worse" for users, probably unsustainably so).
> the first LAN I worked on was 10mbps
Is that what counts as old timer these days? wags cane
Hardly. The "personal" in assistant should relate to the owner of the thing, not to the people pushing it. In that sense there are few enough "personal computers", but 99.999% of all smartphones in use out there are no more personal than the posters a prisoner might put up on their cell wall. Yes, there is none configured exactly as yours, but it's still not yours personally.
Oh look, gopher with images. I can make that over a weekend!
Or Windows 98 (not by me):
You can also go to Paris at some point.
My first game was called "Money 4 Nothing" and you moved a mouse-cursor locked guy around collecting floating cash piles and avoiding guards who usually just shot you on a loop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7fKoamz0nY (for example)
http://jankenpopp.bandcamp.com/ (full free albums)
Previously, it contained the album itself.
rm -i *.zip
rm -i cv.zip
Click on the file, press delete?
I love you, Internet.
> The Old School Emulation Center (TOSEC) is a retrocomputing initiative dedicated to the cataloging and preservation of software, firmware and resources for microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles
It's a recent site that mimics (satrizes) some of the behaviors of Windows 95.
Win93 seems pretty olds to me.
> It's a recent site that mimics (satrizes) some of the behaviors of Windows 95.
How can this mimic or satitise Windows 95? I understand a less complex system can simulate a more complex system, but only slower, or maybe, but _2 years_ between releases with superior Wm functionality degraded???
It doesn't even have Winsock, and that was done in 1992!
Someone have a guesstimate?