Showing posts with label Past. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Past. Show all posts

Saturday, July 29, 2017

About The Search Engines Past

About The Search Engines Past

Back in the beginning of search engine history which was round the 90s, the players were just about unknown. Today, in light of the giants like Google they are all but forgotten. These early efforts towards growth were the outcome of CERN, a web-server edited by T. Berners-Lee.

The first search website was "Archie". It came on the scene in 1990. This was the brain kid of Alan Emtage. Alan was a PC science student from Canada. Back then the general public files were minimal and didn't need indexing.

Gopher came on the scene in 1991. This came to us from Minnesota by Mark McCahill. His efforts introduced keyword search features to the game. His programs were named Veronica and Jughead and they searched file names and titles which Gopher stored.

Back then there were no search engines for a world wide web and many catalogs were hand edited. This led to postings on the internet which first looked like the idea of today's search engines. That effort was referred to as the W3- catalog which arrived on the scene in 1993 well before search engine submission

In June of the same year a MIT student named Matthew gray created what is thought of as the first web robot. The indexes so generated were called Wandex after the name of the robot- "Perl-based net ( WWW ) wanderer. A second robot used as a search engine was called Aliweb - arriving in Nov of '93.

The first engine to combine the features of crawling, indexing as well as looking which are so crucial to today's search websites was called JumpStation and it arrived on the scene in December of the same year. Since them there have been many stages of development to the web which fashioned it into the internet that we all know today.

Over the years the search technology grew exponentially. Today the arena of search sites has taken on more than world implications . There is nearly no subject known to occupy that it does not encompass. When you factor in the sciences of anthropology and archeology the consequences for generations yet to come are stunning. Maybe this may be our major incentive to protect the planets ecosystems and preserve our civilization far into the future. It is clear to see how crucial renewable energy sources are becoming in light of the proven fact that all of this technology for search engine marketing is reliant on electricity as its source.



 sources are becoming given the fact that all this technology for search engine marketing is reliant on electricity as its source.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Digital Book World Conference and Consumer Electronics Show: Past and Present

Digital Book World Conference and Consumer Electronics Show: Past and Present

A number of conferences dealing with electronic technology occur on a regular basis. Two of these are the Digital Book World Conference and the Consumer Electronics Show.

The Digital Book World Conference, a conference on publishing and digital change, is for all book-publishing professionals. This includes senior management, editors, agents, marketers, digital strategists, and others. It is unique in that it helps publishers address business challenges created by digital change.

The first annual Digital Book World Conference took place in New York City January 26-27, 2010 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers. Planners of the conference conceived the idea in June, put together the Conference Council in July, and drafted the initial program in August. They geared panels and talks towards the changing digital book business. It had three main themes: Evolving the Business Model, EBooks: Opportunity or Threat, and Marketing in the Digital Age. Topics discussed included management of digital rights, pricing of eBooks, and timing of eBook releases. The goal was to provide an outstanding program with expert speakers for attendees to takeaway practical ideas, and to include sponsors and exhibitors capable of offering appropriate tools for implementing the strategies individuals learned about at the conference.

Attendees were professionals from five continents representing more than 240 publishing companies including Amazon.com Digital, Barnes&Noble.com, Crown Publishing Group, Google, HarperCollins, Macmillan, National Geographic Society, Oxford University Press, Princeton University Press, Random House, as well as many others. Individuals from all areas of book acquisition, production, and distribution were present at the conference. Among them were CEOS, Senior Agents, Directors of Marketing & Sales, Editorial Directors, Directors of Strategic Partnerships, and Directors of Digital Assets.

The second annual conference, Digital Book World 2011, coming up January 24-26, will again be held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in New York City. The theme this year is Managing Risks; Seizing Opportunities. On Monday, January 24, conference attendees can participate in three-hour workshops in the areas of eBook Design and Production, Content Strategy and Transmedia Development, and Direct-to-Consumer Marketing and Sales.

Planning for this year's conference is well ahead of last year's schedule. As they plan for the upcoming conference organizers need to predict what the relevant digital change questions will be and what will be relevant to the target audience of book-publishing professionals in January 2011.

The Conference Council, a group of about 30 made up of CEOs, representatives from large and small publishing houses, retailers, digital strategists, retailers, and independent leaders, will plan the programs and choose speakers who will address the relevant issues and problems that trade publishers are facing as they move into digital publishing. Not only is the technology of e-readers progressing rapidly, but e-Ink technology is improving alongside it opening new horizons for digital reading. According to the review "What's Next in e-Ink Technology", the new generation color E Ink products are certainly crisper and offer better resolution and color reproduction that anything else seen to date and we expect to see electronic ink begin to compete with LCD displays (Digital Book Readers).

Another conference, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is held each year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) puts on this technology-related trade show, which is not open to the public. Attendees must have a professional affiliation with consumer electronics. The CEA reinvests all profits from the show. They go towards such things as industry promotion and services, technical training and education, development of engineering standards, and legislative advocacy.

Originally, in 1967, CES was held in New York. Then in 1978, it started being held twice a year. In 1998 the show once again changed and went back to the once a year format. The CES gained popularity in 2004 after Comdex was cancelled.

The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show, held January 7-10, had an attendance of more than 120,000. The most impressive e-book readers at the show were Skiff Reader and Plastic Logic Que proReader – touchscreen devices with integrated 3G. Also at that show, several companies announced 3D-compatible HDTVs and four companies announced standalone 3D Blu-ray players. Intel demonstrated a new Wireless Display technology (WiDi), and Motorola introduced the new Backflip Smartphone.

The next CES, January 6-9, 2011, will have more than 300 conference sessions covering every aspect of the consumer electronics industry. The full conference lineup will be available October 1, 2010.



Marco Gustafsson is author of articles about ebook readers, e-inc technology and e-books. For more information visit Digital Book Readers - eBook readers guide with reviews and secrets to choose a good portable e-Reader.




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