|Click my head to visit the Computer History Museum's Decade-by-Decade page and be sure to click Next Decade, or Previous Decade, so you can see things from the days when computers were the size of Buicks.|
|What is Dot?
At the end of a web address, you'll always see a period (usually called a dot), and a few letters after that. The usual is dot com. But com is not short for computer. It's really short for commercial -- you know, the stuff that's trying to sell you something you didn't know you needed before you saw the comercial. There are lots more dot-something's. Click Beakman to see.
|How To Say: @
If you live in some Arabic nations you'd say our eMail address is myQuestion-ear-Beakman-dot-com. In Spain you'd call the @ symbol "a swinging monkey's tail." That's because to some the @ symbol looks like an ear, to others like a monkey tail. There are lots more, so click Beakman's nogin to finds some of them out.
On February 23, 2014 Beakman & Jax answer 2 kind-of related
questions from two readers in India, and we took a look at lava and volcanoes.
We thought you might enjoy this follow-up from our TV show, Beakman's World.
Oh, and today, Paul Zaloom, who plays Beakman on TV, today Paul is performing
in Mexico City at the anniversary of the University's Physics Academy.
When in Mexico City, Paul is mobbed like Sir Mick Jagger,
or, not-likely to be a sir, Jake Shears.