[Web4lib] Link to Library site on College website
jaf30 at cornell.edu
Fri Jan 29 10:58:30 EST 2010
Robert Balliot wrote:
> I never saw hp.com<http://hp.com> come up in the search engines or any other .com when I searched 'Jane Austen'
> or 'diabetes treatment'. Never saw an Archie, Veronica or Jughead search yield results from there either.
I'm not surprised. While many of the divisions at Hewlett Packard had
small libraries the material was primarily technical in nature. I would
imagine a search for Jane Austen or 'diabetes treatment' in our
university library catalog would be lots of results but I doubt that the
holdings information would indicate that the material was located at our
I was addressing the contention that "edu sites dominated" the internet
in 1993. There were likely more .edu domains a few years earlier but I
wouldn't be surprised if a smaller number of heavyweight .com sites
actually had more nodes, even in the pre-web timeframe. As I said, HP
registered their domain in 1986 (a class A network) and in that year I
set up the first tcp-ip network at their Data Systems Division. When I
think about the days, we probably had 750 nodes by 1990 (not 1993) and I
know that some of the other divisions had more. By 1990 Sun had a huge
network as well.
> I wonder what the computing processing power of those 750 computers<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem> would equate to today?
Probably about the same as what I've got on my iPhone.
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