Thursday, January 26, 2017

Lotus 1-2-3 "the first PC "killer application" released 34 years ago

On this date 34 years ago, the infant personal computer was empowered to become something much greater than a glorified word processor with the release of the spreadsheet program Lotus 1-2-3.

Finance and accounting workers were thus freed from hunching over ledger books and switched to hunching before a computer screen. 

The name "1-2-3" stemmed from the product's integration of three main capabilities — spreadsheet, charting and graphing, and rudimentary database operations. 
It could also perform some word processing functions.  

Today there are nearly 9,200 software publishers in the U.S., employing 442,000 people in the $171 billion per year business.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_1-2-3 

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-census-bureau-daily-feature-for-january-26-lotus-1-2-3-300390767.html

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Canned Beer - 82nd Anniversary - And It's Greener Than The Bottle

the beer can
Woah.

The canned beer is having an 82nd anniversary on 1/24.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-census-bureau-daily-feature-for-january-24-canned-beer-300389309.html

In Asheville, our craft breweries are outputting more and more brews into cans.  Why?

In Asheville, we love green, and cans are green.
"The average beer can contains 40 percent recycled aluminum, while American beer bottles are typically composed of 20 percent to 30 percent recycled glass. But the energy savings that accumulate when you recycle a ton of aluminum are far greater than they are for glass—96 percent vs. a mere 26.5 percent."
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_green_lantern/2008/03/wear_green_drink_greenly.html

Friday, January 13, 2017

Yoshi raises $2.1 million to fill up your car, or wash it, anywhere

An innovative idea with an app and a delivery service that saves you time.

 “Anything you usually need to get done at a gas station or auto shop, 
we want to bring to you at a price that’s competitive with what you’d get there.”


https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/12/yoshi-raises-2-1-million-to-fill-up-your-car-or-wash-it-anywhere

Tuesday, January 10, 2017