1. IBM hard disk drive from 1956

    With a capacity of 5 MB, the IBM 350 disk storage unit could have stored about two MP3 files. This photo, showing a unit getting forklifted onto a plane, is from 1956. IBM's history website has more information about the drive. IBM 350 disk storage unit (Thanks, Roy Doty!)


  2. Why we should teach Media Literacy

    In the Internet age of unlimited information, clear truths and facts are often in short supply, a problem frequently exacerbated by performers in the blogosphere and the 24-hour news cycle. Not only has the participatory net led to a surge of sites, aggregators, and blogs espousing different...