1990

Knowledge as social capital

Thinking about coming to the United States is enriching libraries, museums, art museums, science museums, and so on. It is said that they gathered around the world from gold in the past, but why did you collect it? Also, we have been promoting database creation of various documents and paintings as electronic data earlier than any other country in the world. So why did you collect and accumulate data? Initially, it is not expensive to spend a lot of time and money, and it will not be economically worth it. We need a vision and strategy as a nation. Considering the accumulation of knowledge and culture and assurance of access rights (freedom of expression and disclosure of information) as a software infrastructure in order to make it the same as or more than the hard infrastructure such as electric water service, road / traffic, etc. I think that it was. From this "knowledge as social capital" a new cycle of value and knowledge is created and accumulated further is born. In Columbus, Ohio, we started collecting chemistry-related papers and literature from 1907, and there was a famous database of Chemical and Scientific Research CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) / CAS registration number which was said to be the largest in the world at the time. It is an essential database for development of new materials, discovery of new substances and invention of new drugs. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS Japanese Official Site) Online Encyclopedia, This is useful (^ ^) Wikipedia (Free encyclopedia) Philadelphia Museum of Art: Philadelphia Museum of Art Rodin Museum: Rodin Museum of Art Hindrance Japan's reform in the 21st century It is the old Japan (Nobuyuki Kokai)

By Nobuyuki
1990

Innovation and Boston

In 1990 I visited Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) which was at its best. It was said to be the world's No. 1 best superior company in terms of sales and profit margin, the second largest in the world after IBM. Regarding the reason why the DEC went down, the book "Innovation's dilemma - innovation destroys a huge company (Clayton Christensen)" in detail. The destructive innovation that the minicomputer's DEC declines has occurred, it will be the era of microprocessor. In the personal computer era, MicroSoft, Intel, Apple emerged, and to the age of the Internet .... And what is the next destructive innovation ... But the glory and footprints of DEC based in Boston, such as the excellent operating system, AI (artificial intelligence) and network technology left by DEC, have not faded anything . I feel that the city of Boston is attractive because I feel not only advanced science and research facilities but also the "collective of knowledge" that is supported by history and art. In the case of Japan, destructive innovation disturbs the economic order and organizational development and even the bad guys who infringe vested rights are found. Sustainable innovation being carried out within an organization, within an industry, within a university, within an area, within an organization, such as an industry organization, ** council, etc., disregards destructive innovation Is not it inhibiting? Google image swirl (boston) Google Labs Google's innovation symbol "Google Labs" ends (2011/7 ITmedia)

By Nobuyuki
1990

Fremont Street (Fremont Street)

It is Fremont Street of downtown which is about 7 km north of the strip hotel hotel town. It is a gaming center when Las Vegas was formed in 1905, a place where many prominent casinos are gathered. It is covered with a high-tech arcade of 420 meters now and is a pedestrian heaven. Video shows and events where light and sound are united are held. Since I came to Las Vegas, I did slot machines with casinos here and there (^ ^) I walked from the motel to downtown, but the signboards and the cityscape were extremely fresh. When I was walking around the night I met police officers many times (^ ^) Fremont Street Experience (Official site) I went there because I heard there is an auto collection (classic car museum) in Las Vegas. It is a gorgeous classic car lined up in a row. Because it is not detailed to the car, how much is it worth? Although I have no idea ... (^ ^) Nevada state that is blessed with land environment is ^^ ^ It is the world's best tourism entertainment city in Las Vegas There are many things to learn from the wisdom that created wisdom and business sense (^ ^) The Auto Collections (official website) It is an auto collection photo album.

By Nobuyuki
1990

Las Vegas is a city of dreams and temptations

What is the fascinating, enticing feeling of the city of Las Vegas (^ ^) Neon and lighting production that can be said as art of light, the best show business and attractions, casinos directing the desires of people, wherever Or is it a sense that you feel like entering an unusual world (^ ^) The opponent of opposition is overwhelming (^ ^) It was overwhelming attraction (^ ^) It was attractive. In 1990, it is a photo album of the hotel street in Las Vegas. Seductive policy of Las Vegas? Wedding ceremony (laugh ...) Make a momentum at the casino and immediately marry a beautiful woman in that day ... I heard such a story (^ ^) Maybe my dream will become a reality, the main character of the movie (^ ^) Las Vegas (USATourist) It may be Las Vegas that is directing the best stage to make our dreams come true. Las Vegas Tourism Board official website Enchanting Las Vegas will not stop attracting people forever (^ ^)

By Nobuyuki
1990

COMDEX venue

In 1990, Windows 3.0 was announced, Intel 386 is a high performance processor era. People's fashion etc. make me feel the era (^ ^) The price of personal computer was about 30 to 400 thousand yen (Mac was 700 thousand yen!) (^ ^) It is high now! (^ ^) PCs connected by PC communication from this time were recognized as one media anymore. @ Kansai people 's page "History of skyscrapers and personal computers". History of PC 1990 Toshiba Dynabook I brought was IBM PC compatible machine, FD type 198,000 yen. 1,850 companies from all over the world had exhibited. European, American and Japanese manufacturers were exhibiting at a big booth, but Taiwan at one corner of the venue? It is impressive that a company in Asia (exhibiting a pamphlet and a board on a small booth) exhibits it hard at the exhibition. This vitality is the starting point of the current economic development (^ ^) Software BORLAND and OFFICE WORK related software is not very well understood even if I hear the explanation ... (^^) ::: Windows adopted by IBM PC and notebook PC, network (LAN) etc seems to have been drawing attention.

By Nobuyuki
1990

COMDEX Fall / '90

COMDEX (Comdex, Computer Dealer's Exhibition) is the world's largest computer-related industry exhibition held every November from 1979. The venue will use the convention center and the adjacent Hilton hotel, and 125,000 people will visit during the period. In Las Vegas during the COMDEX period, it seems the price has been doubled because the hotel reservation can not be made. My hotel was not decided till the end, eventually I became a motel, but it was rather easy to stay (^ ^) which was also high! Since Las Vegas of this period came from Chicago where snow fell at comfortable temperature (^ ^) Since 1990 COMDEX at that time was in a tone of expansion and computer companies related to the world were exhibiting. I registered and entered in a tent hut adjacent to the COMDEX venue. It seems that we did not meet people from Japan ... Las Vegas Convention Center The appearance of the convention center is different from that time (^ ^) Inside the exhibition hall look around like people's enthusiasm But I got tired (^ ^) Even if I get pamphlets, it will be my luggage on the way back ... But this road is large, the building is big and the scale feeling is different somewhat (^ ^)

By Nobuyuki
1990

From Columbus to Las Vegas

I moved from Columbus, Ohio to Las Vegas, Nevada, but it took a while (^ ^) In Las Vegas, there is the world's largest computer-related exhibition COMDEX (Comdex) and it will be held for one week It was getting. I can not go directly from Columbus to Las Vegas, I flew from Columbus to Chicago and changed at Chicago Airport and went to San Francisco. However, it was snowing at the Chicago airport for connecting and it was kept waiting for about 3 hours in the waiting room until departure of the plane due to snow removal. I stayed overnight in a hotel in San Francisco, but there are no memories of hotels, townscapes, etc. (lol) The airplane from San Francisco to Las Vegas airport was crowded (^ ^) Columbus-LasVegas displayed on a larger map

By Nobuyuki
1990

Columbus's WBNS-10 TV visit

We visited WBNS - 10 TV channel 10 of the CBS series which started broadcasting in 1949 (Showa 24) at a broadcasting station in Columbus, Ohio for a short time. In the timetable, we focused on the local local news program the most, and the rest were organized with CBS net program and rebroadcast program. In 1990, when I purchased a program, I seemed to have 5 years of broadcasting right, so I was dubbing from analog VTR to SONY digital recording VTR so that video quality would not deteriorate. The person in charge said that VTR of SONY was wonderful (^ ^) The impressive was that reporters in the press department had one PC terminal for each person, and all the collected information was sent directly to the database That was what I was entering. Speaking of Japan at the time of 1990, everything is handwritten manuscripts or paper-based word processors. The concept of data sharing was also thin, expensive, difficult to operate personal computers, only the technical department was handled. This photo album (5 pictures), broadcasting equipment such as TV master of 1990 year old, is nostalgic (^ ^) Please click on the picture. At that time, when I went to the press room of each country media in the Olympic Games and sports broadcasting venue, a net line was set up in the press room in the West and a black phone and FAX machine was set up in the Japanese press room. Well known Japanese press room · · · (^ ^) ;; WBNS - 10 TV Channel 10 (Website)

By Nobuyuki
1990

Thoughts on CompuServe

In the news on 7th July 2009 I learned the end of the service "CompuServe Classic born in 1979". Currently under the umbrella of America Online (AOL), it has come to a 30-year history as personal computer communication. CompuServe of the time has a certain thought (^ ^) As the entrance to the world's "huge information" and "cultural diversity", it offered me a "fresh surprise!" At that time. CompuServe (Website) service is ongoing. Until then, I will recall the excitement that I have accessed to "people who do not know at all" and "information not covered by the mass media", and communicate with people I do not know about abroad (^ ^) Culture shock at this time Realization of communication that crosses the barrier of time and region, politics and occupation, cross-cultural barriers, access to various databases is technically slow speed, only in English, images are not restored with only text It is a trivial matter and so on (^^) After this time, the Internet and mobile phones have appeared, and the speed has increased, and from still images to moving pictures, television has evolved from multi-channel to HD digital However, I can not feel the impact like that (^ ^)

By Nobuyuki
1990

CompuServe (CIS)

The business content of Computer Serv in that time was business service (VAN is the third place in the industry) PC communication service (CIS) The world's largest in-house software development and sales Comuserve contract has 625,000 members (the world's largest). The personal computer communication service has 1,500 items, especially the e-mail service is substantial, and it sends and receives mails with Telex, MCI Mail, FAX, InfoPlex (Internet in the corporate network) Internet network (university, research lab's net) There was even a service that could be delivered by post from e - mail. Google Maps (CompuServe Inc.) Although it was a slow speed on a text basis until the Internet became widespread, there were significant roles played in diversifying enterprise services and establishing communication services. Through this personal computer communication, our individuals have become able to experience the wonderful media which exceeds the region including overseas, communication beyond time and a variety of services. It was the first media to realize the three principles of "digital", "interactive" and "personal" media. Google Maps (CompuServe Inc.) It seems that it is closed now.

By Nobuyuki
1990

To Columbus

I flew from Philadelphia to Columbus, Ohio. Now it is a convenient era (^ ^), you can easily search routes and maps on the net (^ ^) I see the route to Columbus, OH on a larger map I can not remember the name of the hotel in Columbus (^ ^ ) In a suburban hotel, I could see the downtown building street far from the window (^ ^) The purpose I came here was at the time the world's largest computer communication service CompuServe (CompuServe), visited its headquarters It was to do. A large parabola antenna for several communication satellites was installed (^ ^) Columbus had a population of 630,000 at the time of 1990, Ohio State University. There was also a famous database CAS of chemical and scientific research which was said to be the world's largest. City of Columbus, Ohio Knowledge as social capital (Nobuyuki Kokai) Database CAS

By Nobuyuki
1990

Benjamin Franklin

In 1706 I entered the popular Franklin Science Museum for children with statues of politicians, diplomats, writers, physicists and meteorologists Benjamin Franklin (Benjamin Franklin) born in Boston. I watched mountain climbing and mountain ski images at the IMAX theater here. I enjoyed the thrill of feeling speed and falling like a screen image wrapping myself (laughing) Like a little drunk ~ (^^) The Franklin Institute (Franklin Science Museum) Benjamin Franklin (Wijipedia) Using a kite Although experiments that proved lightning as electricity are famous, inventions (^ ^) "Franklin autobiography" seems to be a long best seller, as well as wood stoves, bifocal eyeglasses, odometers and so on. The spirit of Franklin (Spirit), who joined in the drafting of the American Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, the hope for a bright future, the origins and the free spirit all together, leads to the American Spirit. Foucault's pendulum (French: Pendule de Foucault) is a long pendulum (usually 10 m or more) with a large weight attached to the bottom, it is used to prove that the earth is rotating on its axis. Leon Foucault conducted a public experiment with the Pantheon of Paris on January 8, 1851 and proved the rotation of the earth. Foucault's pendulum (Wikipedia) Foucault is a researcher in the field and was not a so-called occupational scientist, so scientists who saw published experiments believe that such a simple experiment should have already been thought of by someone , I gave a record of the past, but such things did not exist. The time required for Foucault pendulum to make one turn is expressed by the following equation. Foucault also discovered this formula. · Time required for one lap (days) = 1 day / sin θ (where θ is the latitude of the place of the pendulum) · To calculate by time, 24 hours / sin θ The fact that this equation is correct is to be confirmed later by another scientist Proof by.

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