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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Cool Optical Illusion

This cool optical illusion was created by Phillippe G. Schyns and Aude Oliva of the University of Glasgow.

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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Bill Gates - The Software Wizard

Microsoft Corporation - Picture taken when microsoft was started. Microsoft is now the World's Largest Software Company and Bill Gates is the World's Richest Person with net wealth of $50Billion(Rs: 2.4 Lakhs Crore).

C Founders - A new door to Software Industry

Ken Thompson (L)and Dennis Ritchie(R) ,creators of UNIX.Dennis Ritchie improved on the B programming language and called it 'New B'. B was created by Ken Thompson as a revision of the Bon programming language (named after his wife Bonnie)
He later called it C.

Early Times of Infosys

Picture taken when INFY was started. This picture was found in the album of the clerk who took this picture...The picture was with that clerk only because it was his birthday and he just told everyone to stand together at one place to take a pic.He borrow a camera from his friend and as he can not tell any of his boss to take pic, so he took pic by himself... even it was his birthday.

Creator of Linux - Open Source Initiator

Linus Torvalds of Linux Operating System Linus Torvalds originally used the Minix OS on his system which he replaced by his OS.Hence the working name was Linux (Linus' Minix).He thought the name to be too egotistical and planned to name it Freax (free + freak + x).His friend Ari Lemmk encouraged Linus to upload it to a network so it could be easily downloaded.Ari gave Linus a directory called linux on his FTP server, as he did not like the name Freax.Linus like that directory name and he kept the name of his new OS to LINUX...

HP Founders

Bill Hewlett(L) and Dave Packard(R) of HP.Behind them in the picture is the famous HP Garage.Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.And the winner was NOT Bill... the winner was Dave.

Google Founders - The World's Most Traficed Search Engine


Larry Page(L) and Sergey Brin(R), founders of Google. Google was originally named 'Googol'.After founders (Stanford graduates) Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor... they received a cheque made out to 'Google' !... So they kept name as GOOGLE

Stanford University Network (SUN) Founders

Andreas Bechtolsheim , Bill Joy, Scott Mc Nealy and Vinod Khosla of SUN(StanfordUniversity Network) MicroSystems. Founded by four StanfordUniversity buddies. Andreas Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer; Vinod Khosla recruited him;
Scott McNealy to manufacture computers based on it; and Bill Joy to develop a UNIX-based OS for the computer...SUN is the acronym for Stanford University Network .

WWW - World Wide Web Founder


Tim Berners Lee- Founder of the World Wide Web

Intel Founders


Gordon Moore(L) and Bob Noyce(R) ,founders of Intel.
Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new
company 'Moore Noyce'.But that was already trademarked
by a hotel chain... So they had to settle for an acronym
of INTegrated ELectronics... INTEL

Early Times of Apple


Steve Woznaik(sitting) and Steve Jobs of APPLE Computers.

He was three months late in filing a name for the business because he didn't
get any better name for his new company. So one day he told to the staff:
"If I'll not get better name by 5 o’clock today, our company's name will be anything he likes..." so at 5 o’clock nobody come up with better name, and he was eating APPLE that time... so he keep the name of the company 'Apple Computers'