From: Bob Rankin
Subject: TOURBUS - 12 JUL 2006 - Photo Sharing / Weather
Whoosh! That's the sound of time flying by. This month the Internet Tourbus celebrates ELEVEN YEARS on the info superhighway. That makes TOURBUS one of the oldest email newsletters in the world. But hey, we FEEL young! In fact, we just installed new shields to compensate for the deformation of sub-atomic particles at near-light speeds.
Patrick and I want to say THANKS to those of you who have been loyal riders for many years, to our sponsors who make this free newsletter possible, and to over 100000 readers in 130 countries. We appreciate your kind words of support and encouragement. Today we'll start off with an Internet history lesson, then move on to the latest and greatest. Read on...
The history of computing and the story of how the Internet came to be are fascinating subjects to me. But it's too big a story to tell here, so I've pulled together some excellent links that you can use to explore it at your leisure.
The HISTORY OF COMPUTING PROJECT offers a timeline of major events in the history of computers, biographies of computer pioneers, and even a history of video games.
HOBBES' INTERNET TIMELINE gives a list of Internet milestones from
1957 to present.
For further reading, and access to a nifty Internet Time Machine, continue at this link:
To say that digital cameras have revolutionized photography would be an understatement. It's not just the way we take pictures that has changed, but photo printing, photo storage and photo sharing have all gone digital as well.
Free digital photo printing, storage and sharing have become some of the most popular online activities, and a crop of websites have been developed to make all these digital photography tasks a snap. Let's put the lens on some of the best photo printing, photo storage and photo sharing sites...
In addition to local weather maps and forecasts for thousands of cities around the world, the Internet offers a wide array of tools to help you learn about weather phenomena, keep current with weather conditions, and alert you to approaching storms.
You can even get yor local weather forecast delivered automatically to your desktop or inbox every morning. Here are some of favorite weather-related websites and online services.
That's all for now, see you next time! -- Bob Rankin