http://sloan.stanford.edu/MouseSite/jw_flv_player/mediaplayer.swf

Being at TEDGlobal I was reminded about this historical introduction of the computer mouse, video conferencing, teleconferencing, email, hypertext, word processing, hypermedia, and a collaborative real-time editor (among other first timers).

If you’ve seen it already: it’s good to remember. If not: watch it.

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“… Unlike most models, which are compressed for viewing convenience, the planets here are also shown at their true-to-scale average distances from the Sun. That makes this page rather large – on an ordinary 72 dpi monitor it’s just over half a mile wide, making it possibly one of the largest pages on the web. …”

Bravo!

And don’t miss this collection: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2010/10/11/the-scale-of-the-universe/