Thursday, May 30, 2002

Obscure Apple Knowledge, Served Up In One Place

If you're into Apple nostalgia, you're in luck. Check out The Apple Museum . Here's you'll find information about Apple people, products, and code names.

This site is divided into four parts: history, products, biographies, and codenames. (The biography section isn't finished yet so we'll skip that.) The history section is a timeline, the front page of which is divided by pictures: pre-1975, 1975-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, and 2000-present. The timelines get more detailed as they get more recent but even the pre-1975 page has plenty of information.

The products page will appeal to you old-timers. It's divided into several categories (personal computers, portable computers, personal digital assistants, etc.) Each category opens up with a page of introductory information and a list of products in that category. The PDA page includes the Newton, for example, and the printer page includes those old noisy Imagewriters. The software section doesn't look complete, though, and I wish some of the pictures were a little larger.

Finally, the codenames section describes all the codenames Apple products have had over the years. This section includes the story on codename BHA as well as some pretty surprising choices ("Hulk Hogan"?) The whole site will take you down memory lane even if you're not a big Mac fan. Worth
a look. {source: ResearchBuzz}

Searchable, Browsable Directory of Medical Eponyms

An eponym is "a word based on or derived from a person's name." Medical eponyms are conditions named after people. is a searchable and browsable directory of almost 5500 medical eponyms.

You can browse categories, view people by last name, or search by keyword. A search for Asperger found Hans Asperger, Asperger's Disorder, and Asperger's Syndrome. (You can also search by symptom or other keyword; a search for "thyroid" finds 35 results.) Search results include a brief description of the condition; click on the name of the condition for more extensive information including an extended description, synonyms, and bibliography. {source: ResearchBuzz}

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