Wednesday, August 31, 2011

History Facts on Newspapers

The idea of the newspaper is old as ancient Rome, where the events of each day were published in a scroll called the Acta Diurna, roughly "the acts of the day." Started around 59 B.C., it was the first newspaper of any kind.
The first newspaper in America appeared fifty years later, after the first book was published, with issuing of Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick in 1690, the work of a recently arrived English printer named Benjamin Harris.
Books and newspapers came first [before magazine] because they were necessities as the colonies established themselves.
Newspapers in the Colonial period were largely propaganda tools, spreading protest and eventual Independence from Britain on the one hand and the views of Tory sympathizers on the other.
The 18th Century, saw the growth and maturing of American newspaper industry, fed by the First Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech and the press.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"pub.lish" v.

Publish means to bring to the public attention; to announce. From Latin publicare, to make public," - according The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.

Publishing is described in the Encyclopedia Britannica as "the activity that involves selection, preparation, and marketing of printed matter. It has grown from small and ancient beginnings into a vast and complex industry responsible for the dissemination of all kinds of cultural material, from the most elevated to the most trivial. Its impact upon civilization is impossible to calculate."
Books, in one form or another, have been around for 4,000 to 5,000 years. Papyrus rolls were used in Egypt as early as the year 3,000 B.C. The first modern form of the book was the Roman codex, in which sheets of papyrus were folded vertically to make leaves.
Before the invention of writing, information could only be exchanged by word of mouth, with all its limitations of time and space. Writing originally was confined to the recording of codes of law, genealogies, and religious formulations. Not until the monopoly of letters, usually held by a priestly caste, was broken could writing finally be used to disseminate information.
The Chinese are generally considered to have invented printing in the 6th Century A. D. in the form of wooden block printing. The 15th Century witnessed the two most important developments in the history of publishing: paper, which Chinese had invented in 105 A. D. and which the Arabs brought to Europe; and the invention to movable type, generally attributed to Jonhannes Gutenberg.
Book publishing, the senior member of the triumvirate, began in the United States in 1638, when the first printers, Stephen Daye and his two sons, went from Cambridge, England to Cambridge, Massachusetts. There they produced their first book, The Whole Booke of Psalmes, in 1640. It is known today as "The Bay Psalm Book" and is understandably rare.
Today, publishing assumed its characteristic blend of idealism and commerce. Also, Americans are not predominately book readers, and there is little public curiosity about the people who publish books. Individual authors become famous, but a few people can identify the publisher of the book they have just finished reading.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Brown Sugar Lemonade

Ida's home made recipe for Brown Sugar Lemonade:

3/4 cup of Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Dixie Crystals White Granulated Sugar
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 10 large lemons)
6 cups cold water

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Mix well and serve over ice. Garnish with lemon slices.
Double or triple the recipe as needed.
Enjoy the recipe! The lemonade is bright and fun, nutritious and delicious!
What is not to like? The lemonade is refreshing and contains fat-free calories.
It could be the centerpiece for a party on a hot late summer day. Any time of the day is the right time of the day to enjoy Brown Sugar Lemonade.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Cloud Power

Let's talk private cloud, not just virtualization! Why? Because Window Server is changing the conversation. It helps businesses, big and small, to make IT more efficient.
Enter the private cloud - a way to manage your infrastructure as a pool of computing resources to deliver your applications and serve the best way the ever-changing needs of your business.
The main point of having a private cloud in the first place - control.
IT is no longer just about hardware, or software, or maintenance. It's about finding new efficiencies and new ways of doing things that help your company's bottom line.
More computing power. And perhaps, more available brain-power.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Say It with Music

"When words don't work, say it with music."

Joseph Haydn [HIDE-EN] is considered to be the father of the symphony. He composed his first symphony in 1759 at the age of twenty-seven, around the time of Mozart's third birthday. Others had composed works that they called symphonies before that, but it was Haydn who gave the symphony its present structure of four movements. Hayden wrote 107 symphonies. Beethoven, his student, wrote only nine.

His forty-fifth symphony, the Symphony in F-sharp Minor, is known as the Farewell Symphony and is the earliest of Haydn's symphonies to be played regularly today.

The music is beautiful, at times deeply moving, at other times simply lyrical. The forth movement, or the finale, began with strength and passion, as anyone would have expected.