February 22, 2008

Briefly Noted for February 22, 2008

(my) History of Technology by Verie Sandborg. A retiree’s recollections of a lifetime with personal technology.

Roots Television. User-generated genealogy videos. Interesting, but too many ads.

Technica. An archive of lego history, including early advertisements, a numbered set listing, and an extensive timeline.


  1. As one of the founders of RootsTelevision.com, I invite you to take another look. Yes, we have commercials, but that’s to keep the site — which already has over 1,000 mostly professionally produced videos — free for users. You’ll find, for example, all 23 episodes of Ancestors from PBS. We also have several original series, such as DNA Stories and Down Under. And you’ll be able to view hard-to-find content, such as the press conference when the true story of Annie Moore, the first immigrant through Ellis Island, was revealed. Please take a little more time to wander around. I think you just might be pleasantly surprised! Thanks, Megan

  2. Megan — Thanks for your comment and explanation. I do find the ads distracting, but I understand the constraints you’re working under. In general, however, I find the site a rich and welcome addition to the history web.


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