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I very highly recommend this book to anyone who's interested in not only the role or possible role of Russia in the 2016 American election but the history of internet and computers in Russia and the former Soviet Union in general. #theredweb #russia #ussr #internet #computerhistory #ДЕМОС #books #russianhistory #КурчатовскийИнститут
#Onthisday in 1947. Hewlett-Packard is incorporated, 9 years after William Hewlett and David Packard sold their first oscillators from a garage in Palo Alto. Moving from oscillators, the first of which they sold to Disney for the movie Fantasia. #tdih #computerhistory #technology
#Onthisday  in 1947. Hewlett-Packard is incorporated, 9 years after William Hewlett and David Packard sold their first oscillators from a garage in Palo Alto. Moving from oscillators, the first of which they sold to Disney for the movie Fantasia. #tdih  #computerhistory  #technology 
#Onthisday in 1950. The National Bureau of Standards dedicates its Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC) at the Institute for Numerical Analysis in Los Angeles. The #SWAC was an early #electronic #digital #computer, and had an objective of #computing using relatively off-the-shelf #technology. #tdih #computerhistory
Spent the day giving 17 historic computers a little TLC, with the world’s best volunteers! #museumwork #letmetellyouaboutmywarehouse #computerhistory
Evening everyone tonight bis a earlier post as I'm I'm off to bed due to a really early getup in the morning an a long haul trek up north for a family funeral. .
I don't even know what day or time it is yet as we have to go to registry office and sort paperwork before it can be confirmed. Today consisted of checking the car and packing I finished just in time for our daily technology post yep you got it it's Trivia Time. So D.Y.k What Happened on August 16th?.
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On August 16, 1890 Census Bureau Announced Results Using Herman Hollerith's Machine The US Census Bureau announces the U.S. population of 62,622,250, determined for the first time by using an automated method, the Hollerith Census Machine. The Hollerith machine sorted returns by completing an electrical circuit wherever a hole existed in a punch card and could process almost 10 times the number of census data than a human clerk.
Census workers used the Punch Pantograph to enter data.
Hollerith formed the Tabulating Machine Company in 1896. This company merged with two others in 1924 to become the International Business Machines company or IBM.
Hollerith died November 17, 1929.
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1995 - The First Internet Explorer, Microsoft introduces Internet Explorer, which at the time was a modified version of Spyglass Mosaic, which Microsoft had licensed. Later when Microsoft began including Internet Explorer for free with Windows, Spyglass sued Microsoft for not paying what they felt were the proper royalties. Microsoft settled for $8 million.
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1999 - IDSA File Lawsuit to Stop Piracy, The Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) announced they joined in a six-company lawsuit brought by Acclaim Entertainment against  the Class, Paradigm and Razore 1911“>Razor 1911 hacking groups.  Other companies included Accolade/Infogrames Entertainment, Bethesda Softworks, Interplay Productions, Lucas Arts Entertainment Company, and The 3DO Company. Of course this was an attempt to curtail the software piracy issue.
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Evening everyone tonight bis a earlier post as I'm I'm off to bed due to a really early getup in the morning an a long haul trek up north for a family funeral. . I don't even know what day or time it is yet as we have to go to registry office and sort paperwork before it can be confirmed. Today consisted of checking the car and packing I finished just in time for our daily technology post yep you got it it's Trivia Time. So D.Y.k What Happened on August 16th?. . On August 16, 1890 Census Bureau Announced Results Using Herman Hollerith's Machine The US Census Bureau announces the U.S. population of 62,622,250, determined for the first time by using an automated method, the Hollerith Census Machine. The Hollerith machine sorted returns by completing an electrical circuit wherever a hole existed in a punch card and could process almost 10 times the number of census data than a human clerk. Census workers used the Punch Pantograph to enter data. Hollerith formed the Tabulating Machine Company in 1896. This company merged with two others in 1924 to become the International Business Machines company or IBM. Hollerith died November 17, 1929. . 1995 - The First Internet Explorer, Microsoft introduces Internet Explorer, which at the time was a modified version of Spyglass Mosaic, which Microsoft had licensed. Later when Microsoft began including Internet Explorer for free with Windows, Spyglass sued Microsoft for not paying what they felt were the proper royalties. Microsoft settled for $8 million. . 1999 - IDSA File Lawsuit to Stop Piracy, The Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) announced they joined in a six-company lawsuit brought by Acclaim Entertainment against  the Class, Paradigm and Razore 1911“>Razor 1911 hacking groups.  Other companies included Accolade/Infogrames Entertainment, Bethesda Softworks, Interplay Productions, Lucas Arts Entertainment Company, and The 3DO Company. Of course this was an attempt to curtail the software piracy issue. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #tec 
You might just see a tiny bit of metal, but I see #computerart. If you're curious to see more and you're in the Bay area, visit my booth at the #paloaltofestivalofthearts Aug 25-26, 2018. 
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#Onthisday in 1890 The US Census Bureau announces the U.S. population of 62,622,250, determined for the first time by using an #automated method, the #HollerithCensusMachine. It sorted returns by completing an #electricalcircuit wherever a hole existed in a #punchcard. #tdih #computerhistory #technology
Evening folks welcome to trivia time I'm going to get right on do D.Y.K What happened on 15th August??.
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1877 - Thomas Edison Says “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, Thomas Edison makes first audio recording. How does the kids nursery rhyme play into technology? Well in 1877 these were the first words uttered out by Thomas Edison in making the first audio recording. Sometimes we take for granted audio – we have moved from Albums to 8-Tracks, cassettes, CD’s, then finally MP3.  But if it wasn’t for Thomas Edison’s work, we might not be at the high and easy levels of audio recording.
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1994 - Programmer Suggests Bundling Internet Explorer in Windows 95

Microsoft Corp. decided to work to incorporate an Internet browser into its upcoming Windows 95 operating system in an effort to catch up to the Internet bandwagon it had missed. On August 15, Windows 95 programmer Benjamin Slivka sent an e-mail to his coworkers suggesting a World Wide Web browser as a feature for Windows 95. Microsoft has faced legal challenges for the way it bundled the result of the project - Internet Explorer - with Windows software.
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1998 - The Original iMac Goes on Sale, After three months of anticipation, the original iMac G3 goes on sale. The “Bondi Blue” iMac became well-known for its colorful case, which bucked the industry norm beige. However, it is also known for being the first commercially successful computer to eliminate the use of legacy ports and the floppy drive. Widely criticized at the time for not including the older technologies, by only featuring USB ports for peripheral connectivity, the iMac helped popularize the emerging standard, even on Windows PCs. And when was the last time anyone saw a beige PC?.
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Evening folks welcome to trivia time I'm going to get right on do D.Y.K What happened on 15th August??. . 1877 - Thomas Edison Says “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, Thomas Edison makes first audio recording. How does the kids nursery rhyme play into technology? Well in 1877 these were the first words uttered out by Thomas Edison in making the first audio recording. Sometimes we take for granted audio – we have moved from Albums to 8-Tracks, cassettes, CD’s, then finally MP3.  But if it wasn’t for Thomas Edison’s work, we might not be at the high and easy levels of audio recording. . 1994 - Programmer Suggests Bundling Internet Explorer in Windows 95 Microsoft Corp. decided to work to incorporate an Internet browser into its upcoming Windows 95 operating system in an effort to catch up to the Internet bandwagon it had missed. On August 15, Windows 95 programmer Benjamin Slivka sent an e-mail to his coworkers suggesting a World Wide Web browser as a feature for Windows 95. Microsoft has faced legal challenges for the way it bundled the result of the project - Internet Explorer - with Windows software. . 1998 - The Original iMac Goes on Sale, After three months of anticipation, the original iMac G3 goes on sale. The “Bondi Blue” iMac became well-known for its colorful case, which bucked the industry norm beige. However, it is also known for being the first commercially successful computer to eliminate the use of legacy ports and the floppy drive. Widely criticized at the time for not including the older technologies, by only featuring USB ports for peripheral connectivity, the iMac helped popularize the emerging standard, even on Windows PCs. And when was the last time anyone saw a beige PC?. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #museum  #vintagecomputer 
It lives! The NeXTStation put up a good fight but I finally got it all fired up. Turns out the impact that had destroyed the monitor's outer casing also knocked a plug loose. If this was a normal CRT it would've been the neck board plug but this thing doesn't even have a neck board. It's very odd!

Once I got it up and running the screen was very dim, which apparently is a common complaint with the N4000A. I adjusted the white level and the focus and now it's looking great!

Unfortunately it won't boot past the ROM Monitor as the HDD seems to have been wiped. Time to work out how to install NeXTStep on this thing!

#nextstation #nextcomputers #nextcube #nextstep #stevejobs #apple #vintagecomputing #computerhistory #computerhistory #diy #computerrepair #restoration
It lives! The NeXTStation put up a good fight but I finally got it all fired up. Turns out the impact that had destroyed the monitor's outer casing also knocked a plug loose. If this was a normal CRT it would've been the neck board plug but this thing doesn't even have a neck board. It's very odd! Once I got it up and running the screen was very dim, which apparently is a common complaint with the N4000A. I adjusted the white level and the focus and now it's looking great! Unfortunately it won't boot past the ROM Monitor as the HDD seems to have been wiped. Time to work out how to install NeXTStep on this thing! #nextstation  #nextcomputers  #nextcube  #nextstep  #stevejobs  #apple  #vintagecomputing  #computerhistory  #computerhistory  #diy  #computerrepair  #restoration 
A quick once over with a paintbrush and an air duster and the NeXTStation is free from 28 years of dust bunnies! This looks nice and clean inside anyway and it seems the RAM has been maxed out too. I also got a free floppy disk!

Perhaps today hasn't been a total write-off after all.

#next #nextcomputers #nextstation #nextcube #nextstep #stevejobs #apple #1990s #hardware #design #vintagecomputing #computerhistory
Well my NeXTStation arrived today but unfortunately the monitor is pretty badly smashed up. The front fascia has 2 huge cracks in the top and the screw posts that attach it to the frame are all destroyed.

I'm not sure what was going on in the seller's head to make them think that a single layer of bubble wrap would be adequate protection for its 4000 mile journey from Maryland to the UK. I knew there would be trouble when I saw the state of the box, and when I picked it up and felt that the monitor was loose inside my heart sank - I knew exactly what was coming.

A dispute has been raised with eBay and hopefully it will get sorted. If it still works it's probably somewhat repairable or maybe I can source a dead N4000A that I can use the fascia from. These are incredibly rare beasts so it's sad to see one in this state, especially as it could have been prevented. I've shipped CRTs internationally and had them shipped to me and this is the first time this has happened - perhaps I've just been very lucky up until now.

#next #apple #stevejobs #vintagecomputing #ebay #damage #shippingdamage #sadtimes #electronics #computerhistory
Well my NeXTStation arrived today but unfortunately the monitor is pretty badly smashed up. The front fascia has 2 huge cracks in the top and the screw posts that attach it to the frame are all destroyed. I'm not sure what was going on in the seller's head to make them think that a single layer of bubble wrap would be adequate protection for its 4000 mile journey from Maryland to the UK. I knew there would be trouble when I saw the state of the box, and when I picked it up and felt that the monitor was loose inside my heart sank - I knew exactly what was coming. A dispute has been raised with eBay and hopefully it will get sorted. If it still works it's probably somewhat repairable or maybe I can source a dead N4000A that I can use the fascia from. These are incredibly rare beasts so it's sad to see one in this state, especially as it could have been prevented. I've shipped CRTs internationally and had them shipped to me and this is the first time this has happened - perhaps I've just been very lucky up until now. #next  #apple  #stevejobs  #vintagecomputing  #ebay  #damage  #shippingdamage  #sadtimes  #electronics  #computerhistory 
It's me again folks, you have arrived just in time for 3 bits of historical tech. Sit down it's Trivia Time so D.Y.K What Happened on August 14th??.
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August 14th 1940 Atanasoff Finishes a Paper Describing the Atanasoff Berry Computer, John Atanasoff finishes a paper describing the Atanasoff Berry Computer, or ABC, the computer he designed with Clifford Berry to solve simultaneous linear equations. Atanasoff was only able to claim credit for this paper and title of inventor of the electronic digital computer after a long court battle that ended in 1972. The case - initiated on a charge by Honeywell Inc. that Sperry Rand. Corp. had enforced a fraudulent patent - involved lengthy testimony by Atanasoff and ENIAC inventors Presper Eckert and John Mauchly, who held the patent under review. A judge's ruling that Atanasoff was the true inventor led to invalidation of the ENIAC patent.
A working replica of the original ABC was completed in 1997 by staff and volunteers at Iowa State University at Ames. Atanasoff died on June 15, 1995.
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2006 - Dell Laptops Catch Fire!, Dell and Sony admit that flaws in Sony-manufactured batteries used in certain Dell laptops could result in the batteries overheating, catching fire, or exploding. They recall over 4.1 million batteries, the largest computer-related recall in history. This came after several widely publicized reports in the preceding months where Dell laptops did catch fire. Still to this day, Dell’s reputation has never fully recovered from the incident.
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2008 - Netflix goes Offline, Netflix distribution centers go offline for 3 days. Fifty-Five Netflix distribution centers go offline due to an “undisclosed error”. While they didn’t let us know what happened, they did say that it only affected the core of mail-based delivery operations. The problem took 3 days to fully resolve, although they were slowly shipping movies by that Wednesday.
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It's me again folks, you have arrived just in time for 3 bits of historical tech. Sit down it's Trivia Time so D.Y.K What Happened on August 14th??. . August 14th 1940 Atanasoff Finishes a Paper Describing the Atanasoff Berry Computer, John Atanasoff finishes a paper describing the Atanasoff Berry Computer, or ABC, the computer he designed with Clifford Berry to solve simultaneous linear equations. Atanasoff was only able to claim credit for this paper and title of inventor of the electronic digital computer after a long court battle that ended in 1972. The case - initiated on a charge by Honeywell Inc. that Sperry Rand. Corp. had enforced a fraudulent patent - involved lengthy testimony by Atanasoff and ENIAC inventors Presper Eckert and John Mauchly, who held the patent under review. A judge's ruling that Atanasoff was the true inventor led to invalidation of the ENIAC patent. A working replica of the original ABC was completed in 1997 by staff and volunteers at Iowa State University at Ames. Atanasoff died on June 15, 1995. . 2006 - Dell Laptops Catch Fire!, Dell and Sony admit that flaws in Sony-manufactured batteries used in certain Dell laptops could result in the batteries overheating, catching fire, or exploding. They recall over 4.1 million batteries, the largest computer-related recall in history. This came after several widely publicized reports in the preceding months where Dell laptops did catch fire. Still to this day, Dell’s reputation has never fully recovered from the incident. . 2008 - Netflix goes Offline, Netflix distribution centers go offline for 3 days. Fifty-Five Netflix distribution centers go offline due to an “undisclosed error”. While they didn’t let us know what happened, they did say that it only affected the core of mail-based delivery operations. The problem took 3 days to fully resolve, although they were slowly shipping movies by that Wednesday. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology 
IO SONO CREEPER: CATTURAMI SE RIESCI
Nel 1971 Bob Thomas, ingegnere e programmatore presso la BBN Technologies, scrisse il primo worm della storia, un codice capace di auto-replicarsi e di diffondersi in altri computer.
La prima versione del malware trasmetteva sul terminale su cui stava girando il messaggio: "I'm the Creeper: Catch me if you can" e subito dopo iniziava a stampare un file per poi passare a altro computer collegato in rete per ripetere le stesse operazioni. Il programma non era stato scritto per essere un codice dannoso, bensì per dimostrare la fattibilità di passare un programma da un computer ad un altro. Nonostante questo, nasceva la possibilità di diffondere programmi dannosi e l'esigenza di controllare i worm.
Fu così che, durante la creazione della seconda versione del codice, venne scritto anche Reaper, un programma anch'esso capace di replicarsi e di muoversi nella rete, ma con lo scopo di  scovare il worm Creeper e di rimuoverlo dal sistema infetto. Nasce così il primo antivirus della storia.
#storiadelcomputer #primovirus #creeper #1971 #bobthomas #aica1961 #computerhistory #computer #computerlove #bbntechnologies #bbn #programmer #programmazione #rete #retrocomputer #program
IO SONO CREEPER: CATTURAMI SE RIESCI Nel 1971 Bob Thomas, ingegnere e programmatore presso la BBN Technologies, scrisse il primo worm della storia, un codice capace di auto-replicarsi e di diffondersi in altri computer. La prima versione del malware trasmetteva sul terminale su cui stava girando il messaggio: "I'm the Creeper: Catch me if you can" e subito dopo iniziava a stampare un file per poi passare a altro computer collegato in rete per ripetere le stesse operazioni. Il programma non era stato scritto per essere un codice dannoso, bensì per dimostrare la fattibilità di passare un programma da un computer ad un altro. Nonostante questo, nasceva la possibilità di diffondere programmi dannosi e l'esigenza di controllare i worm. Fu così che, durante la creazione della seconda versione del codice, venne scritto anche Reaper, un programma anch'esso capace di replicarsi e di muoversi nella rete, ma con lo scopo di scovare il worm Creeper e di rimuoverlo dal sistema infetto. Nasce così il primo antivirus della storia. #storiadelcomputer  #primovirus  #creeper  #1971  #bobthomas  #aica1961  #computerhistory  #computer  #computerlove  #bbntechnologies  #bbn  #programmer  #programmazione  #rete  #retrocomputer  #program 
Some of the parts arrived for my next project... or should that be "NeXT project" 😉

#next #nextcomputers #nextcube #nextstation #apple #stevejobs #vintagecomputing #computerhistory #computer #keyboard #mouse #retro #blackhardware #nextstep
What happens to an #oldcomputer when it's retired? I take the #computerparts you never see and turn them into art. Follow me to see what happens to these silicon wafers (and hard drives and memory and disk drives...) #technology #computerhistory #computerart #vintagecomputer
#Onthisday in 1940 John Atanasoff finishes a paper describing the Atanasoff Berry Computer, or ABC, the #computer he designed with Clifford Berry to solve simultaneous linear equations. The ABC was the first automatic electronic digital #computing #device.  #tdih #computerhistory
#Onthisday  in 1940 John Atanasoff finishes a paper describing the Atanasoff Berry Computer, or ABC, the #computer  he designed with Clifford Berry to solve simultaneous linear equations. The ABC was the first automatic electronic digital #computing  #device . #tdih  #computerhistory 
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak testing out an Apple I, The Apple Computer Company's first computer, c. 1976. Apple would go on to be the world's first trillion dollar company.

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#Onthisday The Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals was founded. #ICCP promoted high professional standards for the #computer industry and offered a certification program. #engineering #information #technology #tdih #computerhistory #computerscience #datascience
Evening folks we have reached that time again it's our trip back to the past I have a few bits of Trivia from the later day its Trivia Time so D.Y.K what happened on 13th August?.
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On August 13th 1973 the ICCP was Founded, The Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals is founded. The bearer of the standards for the computer industry, ICCP promoted high professional standards for the computer industry and offered a certification program in which engineers earned the designations of Certified Computing Professional or Associate Computing Professional.
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1993 - Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting for SNES, Capcom releases Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fightingfor the Super NES in the US. The Street Fighter II arcade game started the fighting game boom of the 1990’s, which spawned off other many other fighting game franchises such as Mortal Kombat and Virtua Fighter. The Super NES version brought Street Fighter II into the home and … um … college dorms where certain people spent many hours smacking down their dorm mates.
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2008 - Datallegro, XPrime and Microsoft, Datallegro – a warehouse application – had been sued by XPrime, where Cary Jardin (CEO of Datallegro) used to work. Datallegro was in mid acquisition by Microsoft at the time. The acquisition completed on Sept 16, 2008. The suit was analyzed by critics as “not relevant”. No word on how that suit ended.
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Evening folks we have reached that time again it's our trip back to the past I have a few bits of Trivia from the later day its Trivia Time so D.Y.K what happened on 13th August?. . On August 13th 1973 the ICCP was Founded, The Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals is founded. The bearer of the standards for the computer industry, ICCP promoted high professional standards for the computer industry and offered a certification program in which engineers earned the designations of Certified Computing Professional or Associate Computing Professional. . 1993 - Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting for SNES, Capcom releases Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fightingfor the Super NES in the US. The Street Fighter II arcade game started the fighting game boom of the 1990’s, which spawned off other many other fighting game franchises such as Mortal Kombat and Virtua Fighter. The Super NES version brought Street Fighter II into the home and … um … college dorms where certain people spent many hours smacking down their dorm mates. . 2008 - Datallegro, XPrime and Microsoft, Datallegro – a warehouse application – had been sued by XPrime, where Cary Jardin (CEO of Datallegro) used to work. Datallegro was in mid acquisition by Microsoft at the time. The acquisition completed on Sept 16, 2008. The suit was analyzed by critics as “not relevant”. No word on how that suit ended. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #museum  #vintagecomputer 
{advert} My recent collaboration with the Dead Computer Brands Fanclub (not)

#wincor #nixdorf #computer #pc #brandhistory #computerhistory #computernerds #vintagecaps #fanclubs #vintagebrands #vintagecomputers

But fun aside, when I was a kid, my best friend's dad had a Siemens Nixdorf computer, which I was quite jealous of. The company became Wincor Nixdorf shortly after and somewhat still exist today, but they stopped doing PCs.
A Historical Background of Computer 1st Generation
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The good old univac system. First computer to be called a household name. #computerscience #developers #softwareengineer #softwareengineering #ai #machinelearning #siliconvalley #mountainview #computerhistory #developerslife
Evening everyone, it's that trivial time again yep it's Trivia Time So D.Y.K what happened on 12th August?.
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1960 - First Communication Satellite Launched, Echo 1, the world’s first communication satellite is launched. Technically, Echo 1 was a passive reflector, as communication signals were bounced off it rather than retransmitted as modern satellites do today.
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1981 - The IBM PC Introduced, IBM introduces its first personal computer, the IBM PC Model 5150. IBM originally intended this model to be a stop-gap computer that would allow them to quickly tap into the emerging personal computer market while taking the time to develop a “real” PC. It was developed in under a year by a team of 12 with the goal of rapid release to market. Therefore, this team was allowed to work outside of the normal IBM development process and use whatever “off-the-shelf” components allowed for the quickest development. This overriding goal of developing something as quickly as possible had monumental unintended consequences for IBM and the computer industry as a whole that are still being felt to this day.
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That's a wrap lol tune back again tomorrow for more Trivia 👍🏼.
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Evening everyone, it's that trivial time again yep it's Trivia Time So D.Y.K what happened on 12th August?. . 1960 - First Communication Satellite Launched, Echo 1, the world’s first communication satellite is launched. Technically, Echo 1 was a passive reflector, as communication signals were bounced off it rather than retransmitted as modern satellites do today. . 1981 - The IBM PC Introduced, IBM introduces its first personal computer, the IBM PC Model 5150. IBM originally intended this model to be a stop-gap computer that would allow them to quickly tap into the emerging personal computer market while taking the time to develop a “real” PC. It was developed in under a year by a team of 12 with the goal of rapid release to market. Therefore, this team was allowed to work outside of the normal IBM development process and use whatever “off-the-shelf” components allowed for the quickest development. This overriding goal of developing something as quickly as possible had monumental unintended consequences for IBM and the computer industry as a whole that are still being felt to this day. . That's a wrap lol tune back again tomorrow for more Trivia 👍🏼. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #museum  #vintagecomputer 
#TodayinHistory: On August 12, 1981 @IBM introduced the first personal #computer known as the IBM PC. #computerengineering #technology #STEM #computer #engineering #PC #history #sciencehistory #technology #technologyhistory #computerhistory #IBM
Celebrating National Science Week with some more celebrity endorsement for my new non-fiction title, Zeroes And Ones: The Geeks, Heroes and Hackers Who Made History. Betty Snyder was one of the ENIAC Six, a group of brilliant programmers who worked on one of the world's first computers. Hooray for the innovators, the creators, and also for Photoshop ;-)
Celebrating National Science Week with some more celebrity endorsement for my new non-fiction title, Zeroes And Ones: The Geeks, Heroes and Hackers Who Made History. Betty Snyder was one of the ENIAC Six, a group of brilliant programmers who worked on one of the world's first computers. Hooray for the innovators, the creators, and also for Photoshop ;-)
More nerd tourism. Google’s very first server now lives at the @computerhistory museum.
More nerd tourism. Google’s very first server now lives at the @computerhistory museum.
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Hi everyone welcome to another Trivia Time it's been a quiet day I spent some time doing my family tree and found out quite alot👍 So D.Y.K What happened on 11th August?.
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August 11, 1950 Apple Inventor Wozniak Born Wozniak and Jobs entered into business after Wozniak designed a single-board personal computer known as the Apple I. In 1976, with specifications in hand and an order for 100 machines at $500 each from the Byte Shop, he and Jobs began assembling computers in the basement of Steve Jobs' parents' garage. While still studying at the University of California-Berkeley in 1972, Wozniak had shown his electronics skill as well as his sense of humor in building his blue box, a tone generator used to make free phone calls, which he sold in dormitories.
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1993 - Red Hat Goes Public, Red Hat is a Linux distribution  and a vendor. They are on the S&P 500 company list for it. Founded in 1993, this company has provided a more professional type of open source software – giving pay support and Enterprise editions for IT pros. CEO Bob Young brought the company to this point. They filed for IPO in 1999. It turned out to be one of the largest Wall Street Gains in history. They put up 900,000 shares of common stock. Red Hat spiked at $136 a share, but is currently at $57
Also, Palm released the Palm VIIx and Vx handheld computers. VIIx was $449 and the Vx was $399.
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2003 - Windows Gets Blasted, The Blaster worm, also known as MSBlast or Lovesan, begins to spread on the Internet, infecting Windows XP and Windows 2000 computers. The primary symptom of the worm was the crashing of the RPC service, which would trigger the computer to shut itself down and reboot as shown in the graphic. Microsoft estimated the number of machines infected between 8 and 16 million. Damage caused by the worm was estimated at $320 million.
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Hi everyone welcome to another Trivia Time it's been a quiet day I spent some time doing my family tree and found out quite alot👍 So D.Y.K What happened on 11th August?. . August 11, 1950 Apple Inventor Wozniak Born Wozniak and Jobs entered into business after Wozniak designed a single-board personal computer known as the Apple I. In 1976, with specifications in hand and an order for 100 machines at $500 each from the Byte Shop, he and Jobs began assembling computers in the basement of Steve Jobs' parents' garage. While still studying at the University of California-Berkeley in 1972, Wozniak had shown his electronics skill as well as his sense of humor in building his blue box, a tone generator used to make free phone calls, which he sold in dormitories. . 1993 - Red Hat Goes Public, Red Hat is a Linux distribution  and a vendor. They are on the S&P 500 company list for it. Founded in 1993, this company has provided a more professional type of open source software – giving pay support and Enterprise editions for IT pros. CEO Bob Young brought the company to this point. They filed for IPO in 1999. It turned out to be one of the largest Wall Street Gains in history. They put up 900,000 shares of common stock. Red Hat spiked at $136 a share, but is currently at $57 Also, Palm released the Palm VIIx and Vx handheld computers. VIIx was $449 and the Vx was $399. . 2003 - Windows Gets Blasted, The Blaster worm, also known as MSBlast or Lovesan, begins to spread on the Internet, infecting Windows XP and Windows 2000 computers. The primary symptom of the worm was the crashing of the RPC service, which would trigger the computer to shut itself down and reboot as shown in the graphic. Microsoft estimated the number of machines infected between 8 and 16 million. Damage caused by the worm was estimated at $320 million. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer 
Atari's 8-bit 400 and 800 were released in 1979. Following on from the huge success of their arcade business and 1977's VCS / 2600, it was no surprise that Atari's first foray into the home computer market would also be a hit!

The Atari 800 had a proper keyboard, while the 400 had a membrane keyboard. Both machines were powered by the MOS 6502 clocked at 1.7 MHz and initially launched with 8KB of RAM, but were soon available with 48KB and even 64KB as memory prices fell in the early 1980s. RAM, the OS, and even the CPU were easily user upgradable by swapping out the plug-in cards under the rear cover (pictured). Helped by a huge back catalogue of arcade classics and an enthusiastic community of third party developers, as well as a lot of innovation from within Atari itself, Atari's 8-bit computers enjoyed a long life and many revisions - finally being discontinued in 1992.

Available accessories included various types of printers, floppy disk drives, tape drives, various modems, a touch tablet, trackballs, a light gun, light pen, numeric keypad (pictured), and more! These all connected either via a standard 9-pin joystick port or Atari's innovative SIO interface. As all peripherals used serial communication over the same port, were "plug and play", and were daisy chainable, it's arguable that SIO was a predecessor to USB.

My system was imported from the US and is even running on the original 110v power supply from 1979. It was manufactured in the Sunnyvale, CA factory where they also produced the early VCS units and their arcade machines. Atari were in the process of moving their console and computer manufacturing to the Far East at the time so early "Sunnyvale" units are highly sought after.

#atari #8bit #6502 #retro #retrogaming #vintagecomputing #vintagegaming #vintage #gaming #computerhistory #arcade #donkeykong #pacman #1970s #haveyouplayedataritoday #atari400 #atari800 #atarivcs #atari2600
Atari's 8-bit 400 and 800 were released in 1979. Following on from the huge success of their arcade business and 1977's VCS / 2600, it was no surprise that Atari's first foray into the home computer market would also be a hit! The Atari 800 had a proper keyboard, while the 400 had a membrane keyboard. Both machines were powered by the MOS 6502 clocked at 1.7 MHz and initially launched with 8KB of RAM, but were soon available with 48KB and even 64KB as memory prices fell in the early 1980s. RAM, the OS, and even the CPU were easily user upgradable by swapping out the plug-in cards under the rear cover (pictured). Helped by a huge back catalogue of arcade classics and an enthusiastic community of third party developers, as well as a lot of innovation from within Atari itself, Atari's 8-bit computers enjoyed a long life and many revisions - finally being discontinued in 1992. Available accessories included various types of printers, floppy disk drives, tape drives, various modems, a touch tablet, trackballs, a light gun, light pen, numeric keypad (pictured), and more! These all connected either via a standard 9-pin joystick port or Atari's innovative SIO interface. As all peripherals used serial communication over the same port, were "plug and play", and were daisy chainable, it's arguable that SIO was a predecessor to USB. My system was imported from the US and is even running on the original 110v power supply from 1979. It was manufactured in the Sunnyvale, CA factory where they also produced the early VCS units and their arcade machines. Atari were in the process of moving their console and computer manufacturing to the Far East at the time so early "Sunnyvale" units are highly sought after. #atari  #8bit  #6502  #retro  #retrogaming  #vintagecomputing  #vintagegaming  #vintage  #gaming  #computerhistory  #arcade  #donkeykong  #pacman  #1970s  #haveyouplayedataritoday  #atari400  #atari800  #atarivcs  #atari2600 
Just found this in my junk drawer.

8GB? Nope! Look again!

#compactflash #computing #vintagecomputing #retro #vintage #history #photography #retrocomputing #computerhistory #nikon
Weird photos are only one of my many archives - here's some of my vintage computer collection. Not only do I love the look of old mainframes, I love that most of the photos show women operating these beastly machines! #girlslikecomputerstoo #organizingimagessoothesme #vintage #retrocomputing #mainframe #tapedisk #oldcomputer #ibm #picarchive #archive #60s #70s #computerhistory #computers #history #womenintech #computerjanitor
Evening folks it's us again an you arrived just in time for Trivia Time, D.Y.K What Happened on August 10th?.
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August 10, 1911 Computer Inventor Rajchman Born, Jan Rajchman, who made many important contributions to electronic computing hardware, is born in England. After earning a degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Rajchman took a job with RCA, where he began work with Vladimir Zworykin on an electron multiplier. He is probably the inventor of the scintillation counter, a device widely used in physics research, and consulted at the Moore School (University of Pennsylvania) working with ENIAC inventors Eckert and Mauchly while there. One of his most interesting (though commercially impractical) inventions was the "Selectron" tube memory shown here, a device he invented for John von Neumann's IAS computer project at Princeton and used, for a brief time, on the Johnniac machine at RAND. Rajchman became director of RCA's Computer Laboratory until the company left the business, spent a year at UC Berkeley, and then became a private industry consultant. Rajchman died April 1, 1989.
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1966 - First Lunar Orbiter Launched, The first lunar orbiter, creatively named Lunar Orbiter I, is launched. Its primary mission is to photograph potential landing sites for future Apollo missions.
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2004 - 1 Million iTunes Songs, DITH 9 Year Anniversary, It’s a great day for Apple in 2004 as they hit th one millionth song. They started back in 2001, so to hit 1 million songs in 3 1/2 years was a big milestone. Of course, since then and since the introduction of the iPhone, that number has increased exponentially.
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#TerrierByteIT #Wifeidge #computerhistory #computer #technology #history #computerscience #tech #computerhistorymuseum #computers #retro #vintage #retrotech #trivia #oldtechnology #techhistory #technologyhistory #computinghistory #oldcomputer #oldschool #informationtechnology #thisdayinhistory #internethistory #historyoftechnology #retrocomputer #oldtech #museum #vintagecomputer
Evening folks it's us again an you arrived just in time for Trivia Time, D.Y.K What Happened on August 10th?. . August 10, 1911 Computer Inventor Rajchman Born, Jan Rajchman, who made many important contributions to electronic computing hardware, is born in England. After earning a degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Rajchman took a job with RCA, where he began work with Vladimir Zworykin on an electron multiplier. He is probably the inventor of the scintillation counter, a device widely used in physics research, and consulted at the Moore School (University of Pennsylvania) working with ENIAC inventors Eckert and Mauchly while there. One of his most interesting (though commercially impractical) inventions was the "Selectron" tube memory shown here, a device he invented for John von Neumann's IAS computer project at Princeton and used, for a brief time, on the Johnniac machine at RAND. Rajchman became director of RCA's Computer Laboratory until the company left the business, spent a year at UC Berkeley, and then became a private industry consultant. Rajchman died April 1, 1989. . 1966 - First Lunar Orbiter Launched, The first lunar orbiter, creatively named Lunar Orbiter I, is launched. Its primary mission is to photograph potential landing sites for future Apollo missions. . 2004 - 1 Million iTunes Songs, DITH 9 Year Anniversary, It’s a great day for Apple in 2004 as they hit th one millionth song. They started back in 2001, so to hit 1 million songs in 3 1/2 years was a big milestone. Of course, since then and since the introduction of the iPhone, that number has increased exponentially. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #museum  #vintagecomputer 
Apple computer museum by @peterhinssen at #hangark #kortrijk #applecomputer #backflash #computerhistory #applelisa #apple2 #apple3
Welcome back everyone to more Trivia Time So D.Y.K what happened on 9th August??.
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1898 - Diesel Engine Patented in US, The US Patent Office awards patent 608,845 to Rudolf Diesel for his diesel internal combustion engine.
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1927 - Computer Pioneer Marvin Minsky Born, Minsky has made many major contributions to computer science in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), cognitive psychology, mathematics, computational linguistics, robotics, and optics. In 1987, Minsky wrote the landmark book The Society of Mind, which proposed that human consciousness and thought processes were decomposable into a series of mini-minds or agents, each of which performed specific functions. Minsky received a BA and PhD in mathematics at Harvard and Princeton. There he envisioned a “rat-in-a-maze” neural network simulator, which became the Stochastic Neural Analog Reinforcement Calculator (SNARC) built with assistance from Dean Edmonds. His other inventions include mechanical hands and other robotic devices, the confocal scanning microscope, the Muse synthesizer for musical variations (with Ed Fredkin), and the first LOGO turtle (with Seymour Papert). His later work focused on understanding the connections between computers and commonsense reasoning.
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1991 - The First E-mail From Space, Astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, mission STS-43, use an Apple Macintosh Portable computer to send what is considered the first e-mail from space. Using the AppleLink online service, Atlantis astronauts Shannon Lucid and James C. Adamson sent the following message: Hello Earth! Greetings from the STS-43 Crew. This is the first AppleLink from space. Having a GREAT time, wish you were here,…send cryo and RCS! Hasta la vista, baby,…we’ll be back!.
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1999 - AMD Athlon Processor Introduced.
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Welcome back everyone to more Trivia Time So D.Y.K what happened on 9th August??. . 1898 - Diesel Engine Patented in US, The US Patent Office awards patent 608,845 to Rudolf Diesel for his diesel internal combustion engine. . 1927 - Computer Pioneer Marvin Minsky Born, Minsky has made many major contributions to computer science in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), cognitive psychology, mathematics, computational linguistics, robotics, and optics. In 1987, Minsky wrote the landmark book The Society of Mind, which proposed that human consciousness and thought processes were decomposable into a series of mini-minds or agents, each of which performed specific functions. Minsky received a BA and PhD in mathematics at Harvard and Princeton. There he envisioned a “rat-in-a-maze” neural network simulator, which became the Stochastic Neural Analog Reinforcement Calculator (SNARC) built with assistance from Dean Edmonds. His other inventions include mechanical hands and other robotic devices, the confocal scanning microscope, the Muse synthesizer for musical variations (with Ed Fredkin), and the first LOGO turtle (with Seymour Papert). His later work focused on understanding the connections between computers and commonsense reasoning. . 1991 - The First E-mail From Space, Astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, mission STS-43, use an Apple Macintosh Portable computer to send what is considered the first e-mail from space. Using the AppleLink online service, Atlantis astronauts Shannon Lucid and James C. Adamson sent the following message: Hello Earth! Greetings from the STS-43 Crew. This is the first AppleLink from space. Having a GREAT time, wish you were here,…send cryo and RCS! Hasta la vista, baby,…we’ll be back!. . 1999 - AMD Athlon Processor Introduced. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #museum  #vintagecomputer 
#throwbackthursday to the keypunch days. Anyone wish they came back? 📷 c. 1974 from our archives

#tbt #computerhistory #programming #cs  #uwaterloo
On this day in history, one of the first World Wide Web browsers, Netscape, goes public. On that same day, the company doubled in value as the previously unprofitable internet startup increased in worth to about $3 billion. It is believed that Netscape played a vital role in making the internet really popular as its graphical interface made the web easily accessible to everyone. #history #todayinhistory #technology #todayintechhistory #computer #computerhistory #webhubng
On this day in history, one of the first World Wide Web browsers, Netscape, goes public. On that same day, the company doubled in value as the previously unprofitable internet startup increased in worth to about $3 billion. It is believed that Netscape played a vital role in making the internet really popular as its graphical interface made the web easily accessible to everyone. #history  #todayinhistory  #technology  #todayintechhistory  #computer  #computerhistory  #webhubng 
Good evening fellow techies, it's that time again yep you guessed it we have arrived at Trivia Time so D.Y.K what happened on 8th August??.
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1980 - Project Chess Gets Approval, The Project Chess team at IBM shows a prototype microcomputer to their corporate management. Management gives approval for the team to build an operational computer within a one year deadline to compete in the rapidly emerging personal computer market. One year and 4 days later, the IBM PC is introduced to the world and the rest is history.
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1995 - Netscape Communications Goes Public, Netscape Communications Corp. goes public after generating revenues of $16.6 million in the previous 12 months. Shares jumped from $28 to $75 before closing at $58 the first day. Netscape was co-founded by Marc Andreessen who had earlier written the MOSAIC web browser while a student at the University of Illinois.
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2008 - $1000 Apple iPhone Application, Apple has always controlled it’s products – The Application store is no different. This might be a great case why. An application was put into the store – Called the $1000 app. It did cost $1000, which means after Apple’s 30%, the developer received $700 per purchase. The application simply showed a ruby.Apple took the app down quick, but not after the application was purchased 8 times.
Keep in mind there ARE applications that cost upwards to $1,000. I highlighted them in this iPad365 episode.
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#TerrierByteIT #Wifeidge #computerhistory #computer #technology #history #computerscience #tech #computerhistorymuseum #computers #retro #vintage #retrotech #trivia #oldtechnology #techhistory #technologyhistory #computinghistory #oldcomputer #oldschool #informationtechnology #thisdayinhistory #internethistory #historyoftechnology #retrocomputer #oldtech #museum #vintagecomputer
Good evening fellow techies, it's that time again yep you guessed it we have arrived at Trivia Time so D.Y.K what happened on 8th August??. . 1980 - Project Chess Gets Approval, The Project Chess team at IBM shows a prototype microcomputer to their corporate management. Management gives approval for the team to build an operational computer within a one year deadline to compete in the rapidly emerging personal computer market. One year and 4 days later, the IBM PC is introduced to the world and the rest is history. . 1995 - Netscape Communications Goes Public, Netscape Communications Corp. goes public after generating revenues of $16.6 million in the previous 12 months. Shares jumped from $28 to $75 before closing at $58 the first day. Netscape was co-founded by Marc Andreessen who had earlier written the MOSAIC web browser while a student at the University of Illinois. . 2008 - $1000 Apple iPhone Application, Apple has always controlled it’s products – The Application store is no different. This might be a great case why. An application was put into the store – Called the $1000 app. It did cost $1000, which means after Apple’s 30%, the developer received $700 per purchase. The application simply showed a ruby.Apple took the app down quick, but not after the application was purchased 8 times. Keep in mind there ARE applications that cost upwards to $1,000. I highlighted them in this iPad365 episode. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #museum  #vintagecomputer 
Evening everyone welcome back to TerrierByteIT, Today has been another interesting one I had to do some DIY work and rescue a bird from our fire right now it is Trivia Time so time to ask D.Y.K What Happened on August 7th??.
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1944 - IBM presents ASCC Giant Brain to Harvard, IBM president Thomas J. Watson Sr. formally presents the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC) to Harvard University. One of the earliest digital computers, known at Harvard as the Mark I, this giant relay-based machine was the result of Professor Howard Aiken's research into computation. The Mark I was a curious mixture of punch card technology and simple electronics which became out-of-date almost as soon as it was completed. It was 51 feet long, 8 feet high, and weighed 5 tons. Nonetheless, IBM learned about large calculator development with the Mark I and applied these skills in its own Selective Sequence Controlled Calculator (SSEC), another Giant Brain project undertaken when Aiken snubbed IBM by claiming he had invented the ASCC.
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2000 - Palm Debuts Palm m100 line, Palm introduced a couple new devices in 2000, They beefed up the Palm V line with the Palm Vx and Palm VIIx. The company, however, decided to retire the Palm III line and start Palm m100. They debuted the 16MHz model with Palm OS 3.5 and a 2″x2″ monochrome LCD display for $149.The Palm VIIx was $449 and the Vx was $399. Eventually, Palm was bought out by HP where it was used and discarded. WebOS software is now Open source.
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#TerrierByteIT #Wifeidge #computerhistory #computer #technology #history #computerscience #tech #computerhistorymuseum #computers #retro #vintage #retrotech #trivia #oldtechnology #techhistory #technologyhistory #computinghistory #oldcomputer #oldschool #informationtechnology #thisdayinhistory #internethistory #historyoftechnology #retrocomputer #oldtech #museum #vintagecomputer
Evening everyone welcome back to TerrierByteIT, Today has been another interesting one I had to do some DIY work and rescue a bird from our fire right now it is Trivia Time so time to ask D.Y.K What Happened on August 7th??. . 1944 - IBM presents ASCC Giant Brain to Harvard, IBM president Thomas J. Watson Sr. formally presents the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC) to Harvard University. One of the earliest digital computers, known at Harvard as the Mark I, this giant relay-based machine was the result of Professor Howard Aiken's research into computation. The Mark I was a curious mixture of punch card technology and simple electronics which became out-of-date almost as soon as it was completed. It was 51 feet long, 8 feet high, and weighed 5 tons. Nonetheless, IBM learned about large calculator development with the Mark I and applied these skills in its own Selective Sequence Controlled Calculator (SSEC), another Giant Brain project undertaken when Aiken snubbed IBM by claiming he had invented the ASCC. . 2000 - Palm Debuts Palm m100 line, Palm introduced a couple new devices in 2000, They beefed up the Palm V line with the Palm Vx and Palm VIIx. The company, however, decided to retire the Palm III line and start Palm m100. They debuted the 16MHz model with Palm OS 3.5 and a 2″x2″ monochrome LCD display for $149.The Palm VIIx was $449 and the Vx was $399. Eventually, Palm was bought out by HP where it was used and discarded. WebOS software is now Open source. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #museum  #vintagecomputer 
Deep, and sort of sad.
Deep, and sort of sad.
Welcome everyone you have arrived just in time for our daily technology post I like to call Trivia Time, So D.Y.K What Happened on August 6th?.
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August 6th 1997 Microsoft Buys $150M of Apple stock, In an effort to help save Apple Computer and possibly deflect criticism in its own anti-trust trial, Microsoft Corp. buys $150 million in shares of Apple Computer Inc. Apple, which had been struggling to find direction and profits for years, agreed to the boost in funding with terms that dictated cooperation in the design of computers as well as shared patents. Microsoft agreed to continue supporting MS-Office for the Mac for another five years as well.
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1997 - Apple and Microsoft Call Truce, At the Macworld Expo in Boston, Steve Jobs announces that Apple and Microsoft have signed a five-year alliance. Bill Gates famously makes his seemingly ominous “big brother” appearance on the large presentation screen during the announcement. As part of the deal, Microsoft committed to continuing development of Microsoft Office for Mac over the next five years, Apple would make Internet Explorer the default web browser on the Mac, Apple and Microsoft would collaborate on Java compatibility, and Microsoft invested $150 million in Apple stock. However, the most important part of the arrangement is that both companies would cross-license all existing patents along with any new patents over the next five years.
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#TerrierByteIT #Wifeidge #computerhistory #computer #technology #history #computerscience #tech #computerhistorymuseum #computers #retro #vintage #retrotech #trivia #oldtechnology #techhistory #technologyhistory #computinghistory #oldcomputer #oldschool #informationtechnology #thisdayinhistory #internethistory #historyoftechnology #retrocomputer #oldtech #museum #vintagecomputer
Welcome everyone you have arrived just in time for our daily technology post I like to call Trivia Time, So D.Y.K What Happened on August 6th?. . August 6th 1997 Microsoft Buys $150M of Apple stock, In an effort to help save Apple Computer and possibly deflect criticism in its own anti-trust trial, Microsoft Corp. buys $150 million in shares of Apple Computer Inc. Apple, which had been struggling to find direction and profits for years, agreed to the boost in funding with terms that dictated cooperation in the design of computers as well as shared patents. Microsoft agreed to continue supporting MS-Office for the Mac for another five years as well. . 1997 - Apple and Microsoft Call Truce, At the Macworld Expo in Boston, Steve Jobs announces that Apple and Microsoft have signed a five-year alliance. Bill Gates famously makes his seemingly ominous “big brother” appearance on the large presentation screen during the announcement. As part of the deal, Microsoft committed to continuing development of Microsoft Office for Mac over the next five years, Apple would make Internet Explorer the default web browser on the Mac, Apple and Microsoft would collaborate on Java compatibility, and Microsoft invested $150 million in Apple stock. However, the most important part of the arrangement is that both companies would cross-license all existing patents along with any new patents over the next five years. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #museum  #vintagecomputer 
Let’s zoom the picture and learn about some Random History of Computing 😎 #computerhistory #c++ #java #www #google #facebook #instagram #thecoderschoolraleigh
Let’s zoom the picture and know learn about some Random History of Computing 😎 #computerhistory #c++ #dennisritchie #java #www #google #facebook #instagram #thecoderschoolcary
30+ year old hard drive. 10 whole megabytes of space. she still spins! They just don't make em like they used to 😝 #computerhistory
30+ year old hard drive. 10 whole megabytes of space. she still spins! They just don't make em like they used to 😝 #computerhistory 
Inside of IMSAI 8080 computer, 1977 from Alessandro Polito personal collection -
Photo by @luisacivardi @verdebinario

#retrocomputer #retrocomputing #wargames #imsai #8080 #s100 #apple #woz #jobs #computerhistory #computer #circuit #maker #laboratory #programmable #tech #tecnology #projects #vintagecomputer #broadcasting #oldhardware #instatech #electronicscomponents
Fifty years ago, analog computers like EASE were vital to America’s project to send men to the moon. (image: https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/v118rd53f)
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In Instruments of Change, learn more about the EASE computer and four other groundbreaking scientific instruments of the 20th century. Visit http://instruments.sciencehistory.org to start exploring.
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Fifty years ago, analog computers like EASE were vital to America’s project to send men to the moon. (image: https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/v118rd53f) . In Instruments of Change, learn more about the EASE computer and four other groundbreaking scientific instruments of the 20th century. Visit http://instruments.sciencehistory.org to start exploring. . . #StoriesofScience  #OthmerLibrary  #Instamuseum  #historyofscience  #historyofchemistry  #computers  #computerhistory  #apollo11  #spacetravel  #spacerace 
#Onthisday Mira-Pak Inc. settled and antitrust suit against the computer giant IBM in 1973 with attempting to monopolize the #industry for #computers to control the weight of snack food packaging. #tdih #ibm #mirapak #computerhistory
Evening everyone it's that time again it's Trivia Time So D.Y.K What Happened on August 5th?.
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1975 - Mira-Pak Settles Suit Against IBM, In an example of the many - and sometimes obscure - legal challenges faced by IBM Corp. due to its dominance in the computer market, Mira-Pak Inc. settled and antitrust suit against the computer giant. Mira-Pak had charged IBM in 1973 with attempting to monopolize the industry for computers to control the weight of snack food packaging. The settlement also involved IBM's agreement to withdraw a counterclaim against Mira-Pak.
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2002 - Internet2 Switches to IPv6, The Internet2 – Otherwise known as the Abilene Network – deploys Internet Protocol v.6. The switch from IPv4 was to give a network layer that could include packet-switched internetworks. This increases the IP addresses available.
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2007 - NASA Launches Phoenix, NASA launches the Mars Phoenix lander. Phoenix would become the first spacecraft to land on the Martian arctic surface. Its mission was to dig for ice and assess if the Martian arctic ever had conditions that could have supported life.
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2013 - Jeff Bezos Buys Washington Post, Jeff Bezos puchased the Washington Post for $250 million dollars. The deal was officially finalized on October 1, 2013. Later, in an article in Forbes, Bezos admits he was talked into the purchase. The Washington Post is a separate entity from Amazon.
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Evening everyone it's that time again it's Trivia Time So D.Y.K What Happened on August 5th?. . 1975 - Mira-Pak Settles Suit Against IBM, In an example of the many - and sometimes obscure - legal challenges faced by IBM Corp. due to its dominance in the computer market, Mira-Pak Inc. settled and antitrust suit against the computer giant. Mira-Pak had charged IBM in 1973 with attempting to monopolize the industry for computers to control the weight of snack food packaging. The settlement also involved IBM's agreement to withdraw a counterclaim against Mira-Pak. . 2002 - Internet2 Switches to IPv6, The Internet2 – Otherwise known as the Abilene Network – deploys Internet Protocol v.6. The switch from IPv4 was to give a network layer that could include packet-switched internetworks. This increases the IP addresses available. . 2007 - NASA Launches Phoenix, NASA launches the Mars Phoenix lander. Phoenix would become the first spacecraft to land on the Martian arctic surface. Its mission was to dig for ice and assess if the Martian arctic ever had conditions that could have supported life. . 2013 - Jeff Bezos Buys Washington Post, Jeff Bezos puchased the Washington Post for $250 million dollars. The deal was officially finalized on October 1, 2013. Later, in an article in Forbes, Bezos admits he was talked into the purchase. The Washington Post is a separate entity from Amazon. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #museum  #vintagecomputer 
🤔I could use a raspberry pi to make a replica of this @neimanmarcus kitchen computer and then I could make a raspberry pie with it...
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Evening everyone welcome to another Trivia Time it is the 4th August 2018 and I have several items for you. Before I do I'm going to ask D.Y.K what happened on 4th August?, No?? well you are in the right place.
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1988 - Computer Shuts Down Space Shuttle, Only a few seconds before ignition, a computer halts an engine test in preparation for the launch of the space shuttle Discovery. The shuttle engine's computerized controllers determined that a valve was not closing fast enough and sent a major component failure command from the computer to all three engines, telling them not to fire. The test and computer system were part of NASA efforts to ensure the safety of Discovery, whose flight would be the first since the Challenger explosion in 1986.
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2007 - NASA Launches Phoenix, NASA launches the Mars Phoenix lander. Phoenix would become the first spacecraft to land on the Martian arctic surface. Its mission was to dig for ice and assess if the Martian arctic ever had conditions that could have supported life.
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2009 - Two Journalists Released from North Korea, In 2009, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il issued a pardon to two Current TV journalists who were recently charged for perpetrating hostile acts against the communist state. After a visit from former President William Clinton, Laura Ling and Euna Lee were released. They were detained on March 17th.
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Evening everyone welcome to another Trivia Time it is the 4th August 2018 and I have several items for you. Before I do I'm going to ask D.Y.K what happened on 4th August?, No?? well you are in the right place. . 1988 - Computer Shuts Down Space Shuttle, Only a few seconds before ignition, a computer halts an engine test in preparation for the launch of the space shuttle Discovery. The shuttle engine's computerized controllers determined that a valve was not closing fast enough and sent a major component failure command from the computer to all three engines, telling them not to fire. The test and computer system were part of NASA efforts to ensure the safety of Discovery, whose flight would be the first since the Challenger explosion in 1986. . 2007 - NASA Launches Phoenix, NASA launches the Mars Phoenix lander. Phoenix would become the first spacecraft to land on the Martian arctic surface. Its mission was to dig for ice and assess if the Martian arctic ever had conditions that could have supported life. . 2009 - Two Journalists Released from North Korea, In 2009, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il issued a pardon to two Current TV journalists who were recently charged for perpetrating hostile acts against the communist state. After a visit from former President William Clinton, Laura Ling and Euna Lee were released. They were detained on March 17th. . . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #museum  #vintagecomputer 
Welcome to another Trivia Time it's already the 3rd day of the month ! So D.Y.K what happened on 3rd August??.
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1977 - Radio Shack Announces TRS-80 Computer, Lewis Kornfeld announces the TRS-80 Model I microcomputer. This 8-bit computer had 4KB RAM, 4KB ROM, 12-inch RCA video, and came with the CP/M OS. The computer was $399.95, but add all the extras and it would come to $599.95. The computer was presented by Lewis Kornfeld, president of Radio Shack at the time. The TRS-80 Model I computer was discontinued in 1981.
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1993 - Apple Introduces the Newton, Apple introduces the Newton MessagePad, one of the world’s first Personal Digital Assistants (PDA). The term PDA was first used by Apple CEO John Scully in 1992. While a commercial failure, the Newton platform set the bar for future PDA designs. But perhaps the most important advancement the Newton offered to the technology industry was the development of the ARM processor architecture. Apple invested heavily in the fledgling architecture to power the Newton devices. The ARM architecture has been the foundation of most of the world’s mobile devices since that time, including all versions of the Apple iPhone and iPad. Incidentally, in 1998 Apple sold their ownership interest in ARM, generating $800 million. This gave Apple some much needed cash to carry them through their darkest days.
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2005 - Mozilla Corporation Established, To handle revenues, the Mozilla Foundation established the Mozilla Corporation. This taxable organization can skirt any legal issues the Foundation would endure for being a non-profit organization. A board of directors brought Gary Kovacs on as CEO to the Mozilla Corporation.It was the first computer based on the Zilog processor.
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Welcome to another Trivia Time it's already the 3rd day of the month ! So D.Y.K what happened on 3rd August??. . 1977 - Radio Shack Announces TRS-80 Computer, Lewis Kornfeld announces the TRS-80 Model I microcomputer. This 8-bit computer had 4KB RAM, 4KB ROM, 12-inch RCA video, and came with the CP/M OS. The computer was $399.95, but add all the extras and it would come to $599.95. The computer was presented by Lewis Kornfeld, president of Radio Shack at the time. The TRS-80 Model I computer was discontinued in 1981. . 1993 - Apple Introduces the Newton, Apple introduces the Newton MessagePad, one of the world’s first Personal Digital Assistants (PDA). The term PDA was first used by Apple CEO John Scully in 1992. While a commercial failure, the Newton platform set the bar for future PDA designs. But perhaps the most important advancement the Newton offered to the technology industry was the development of the ARM processor architecture. Apple invested heavily in the fledgling architecture to power the Newton devices. The ARM architecture has been the foundation of most of the world’s mobile devices since that time, including all versions of the Apple iPhone and iPad. Incidentally, in 1998 Apple sold their ownership interest in ARM, generating $800 million. This gave Apple some much needed cash to carry them through their darkest days. . 2005 - Mozilla Corporation Established, To handle revenues, the Mozilla Foundation established the Mozilla Corporation. This taxable organization can skirt any legal issues the Foundation would endure for being a non-profit organization. A board of directors brought Gary Kovacs on as CEO to the Mozilla Corporation.It was the first computer based on the Zilog processor. . Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate it very much. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #museum  #vintagecomputer 
Congrats to #Apple for reaching the 1T milestone! I bought this single share in 2002 for $25.

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#Onthisday In 1902 Mina Spiegel Rees was born in Ohio and became one of the earliest #female #computer #pioneers. She became the first female president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). #tdih #computerhistory #importantwomen #power
Evening everyone, today has been an adventure with the little monkeys, took the kids to Monkey World. Not quite what I imagined but  the kids loved it an even wanted to bring a monkey home 😂🤣. Anyway it's Trivia Time so D.Y.K what happened on 2nd August?.
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1873 - First San Francisco Cable Car, The Clay Street Railroad begins operation, making it the first cable car in San Francisco’s now famous cable car system.
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1902 - Computer Pioneer Mina Rees Born, Mina Spiegel Rees was born in Ohio and became one of the earliest female computer pioneers. Before her death in 1997, Rees would leave her mark in the worlds of computers, mathematics, and education. Rees graduated with degrees in mathematics from Hunter College and Columbia University and ran the Office of Naval Research (ONR) after World War II, where she organized work on early computers such as the Harvard Mark I. Throughout her career, she made many important contributions to the use of computers in solving applied mathematical problems and was known for her strong administrative skills and influence. In 1970, she became the first female president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Rees died on October 25, 1997 at age 95.
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2005 - Appl Mighty Mouse Release Controversy, The Apple Mighty Mouse was first released in 2005. It was the first mouse since Apple Lisa that had multi-button functionality. A $49 price tag made it a real addition to your machine. However, this mouse was not without controversy. Another company – Called “Man and Machine” – created a mouse for the medical field. It was also given a trademark for the Mighty Mouse name a year before Apple.
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Evening everyone, today has been an adventure with the little monkeys, took the kids to Monkey World. Not quite what I imagined but the kids loved it an even wanted to bring a monkey home 😂🤣. Anyway it's Trivia Time so D.Y.K what happened on 2nd August?. . 1873 - First San Francisco Cable Car, The Clay Street Railroad begins operation, making it the first cable car in San Francisco’s now famous cable car system. . 1902 - Computer Pioneer Mina Rees Born, Mina Spiegel Rees was born in Ohio and became one of the earliest female computer pioneers. Before her death in 1997, Rees would leave her mark in the worlds of computers, mathematics, and education. Rees graduated with degrees in mathematics from Hunter College and Columbia University and ran the Office of Naval Research (ONR) after World War II, where she organized work on early computers such as the Harvard Mark I. Throughout her career, she made many important contributions to the use of computers in solving applied mathematical problems and was known for her strong administrative skills and influence. In 1970, she became the first female president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Rees died on October 25, 1997 at age 95. . 2005 - Appl Mighty Mouse Release Controversy, The Apple Mighty Mouse was first released in 2005. It was the first mouse since Apple Lisa that had multi-button functionality. A $49 price tag made it a real addition to your machine. However, this mouse was not without controversy. Another company – Called “Man and Machine” – created a mouse for the medical field. It was also given a trademark for the Mighty Mouse name a year before Apple. . . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #museum  #vintagecomputer 
Rendering the Utah Teapot is the “hello world” of 3D computer graphics. I was hyperventilating when I saw the real teapot in front of me.

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Welcome back everyone it's the first day of August and another Trivia Time, D.Y.K what happened on 1st August ?.
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1967 - US Navy Recalls Hopper to Head COBOL Effort, The US Navy recalls Captain Grace Murray Hopper to active duty to help develop the programming language COBOL. With a team drawn from several computer manufacturers and the Pentagon, Hopper - who had worked on the Mark I and II computers at Harvard in the 1940s - created the specifications for COBOL (COmmon Business Oriented Language) with business uses in mind. These early COBOL efforts aimed at creating easily-readable computer programs with as much machine independence as possible. Designers hoped a COBOL program would run on any computer for which a compiler existed with only minimal modifications. Hopper made many major contributions to computer science throughout her very long career, including what is likely the first compiler ever written, "A-0." She appears to have also been the first to coin the word "bug" in the context of computer science, taping into her logbook a moth which had fallen into a relay of the Harvard Mark II computer. She died on January 1, 1992. The US Navy commissioned their most advanced ship, the USS Hopper (DDG 70), on September 6, 1997 named in honor of Grace Hopper.
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1970 - First Long Distance Database Established, In a study by the US Atomic Energy Commission in 1970, they connected a computer across the transatlantic to see how a database could transfer overseas. One computer was in Paris at the European Space Resource Organization, the other in Palo Alto, CA. The group concluded that this was a success and anyone could get access the world over.
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1981 – Music Television Station launched.
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1986 - Apple discontinues production of the Macintosh XL, effectively ending production
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Welcome back everyone it's the first day of August and another Trivia Time, D.Y.K what happened on 1st August ?. . 1967 - US Navy Recalls Hopper to Head COBOL Effort, The US Navy recalls Captain Grace Murray Hopper to active duty to help develop the programming language COBOL. With a team drawn from several computer manufacturers and the Pentagon, Hopper - who had worked on the Mark I and II computers at Harvard in the 1940s - created the specifications for COBOL (COmmon Business Oriented Language) with business uses in mind. These early COBOL efforts aimed at creating easily-readable computer programs with as much machine independence as possible. Designers hoped a COBOL program would run on any computer for which a compiler existed with only minimal modifications. Hopper made many major contributions to computer science throughout her very long career, including what is likely the first compiler ever written, "A-0." She appears to have also been the first to coin the word "bug" in the context of computer science, taping into her logbook a moth which had fallen into a relay of the Harvard Mark II computer. She died on January 1, 1992. The US Navy commissioned their most advanced ship, the USS Hopper (DDG 70), on September 6, 1997 named in honor of Grace Hopper. . 1970 - First Long Distance Database Established, In a study by the US Atomic Energy Commission in 1970, they connected a computer across the transatlantic to see how a database could transfer overseas. One computer was in Paris at the European Space Resource Organization, the other in Palo Alto, CA. The group concluded that this was a success and anyone could get access the world over. . 1981 – Music Television Station launched. . 1986 - Apple discontinues production of the Macintosh XL, effectively ending production . . #TerrierByteIT  #Wifeidge  #computerhistory  #computer  #technology  #history  #computerscience  #tech  #computerhistorymuseum  #computers  #retro  #vintage  #retrotech  #trivia  #oldtechnology  #techhistory  #technologyhistory  #computinghistory  #oldcomputer  #oldschool  #informationtechnology  #thisdayinhistory  #internethistory  #historyoftechnology  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #museum  #vintagecomputer 
On July 31, 1980, Tandy announced the TRS-80 Color Computer. The initial model included 4KB of DRAM and 8kB of MB-ROOM at starting price of $399. The company was trying to compete with the Apple II and the Atari 400 & 800.
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On July 31, 1980, Tandy announced the TRS-80 Color Computer. The initial model included 4KB of DRAM and 8kB of MB-ROOM at starting price of $399. The company was trying to compete with the Apple II and the Atari 400 & 800. ________________________ #computer  #computerhistory  #adaytoremember  #programming  #apple  #atari 
#Onthisday SGI Chief Operating Officer Tom Jermoluk resigned to become CEO of @Home, a company building a high-speed backbone for transmission of #information over the #Internet.  #tdih #computerhistory ##silicongraphics #home
Our Apple room dedicated to Steve Wozniak and APPLE history -
Photo by @luisacivardi @verdebinario @woz

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The world’s earliest computer. The antikythera mechanism, allegedly designed by archimedes of syracuse more than 2,000 years ago. It took us close to a century to work out how it operates with our best techniques... how long has humankind had the same dreams? #athens @nationalarchaeologicalmuseum #computerhistory #antikytheramechanism
The world’s earliest computer. The antikythera mechanism, allegedly designed by archimedes of syracuse more than 2,000 years ago. It took us close to a century to work out how it operates with our best techniques... how long has humankind had the same dreams? #athens  @nationalarchaeologicalmuseum #computerhistory  #antikytheramechanism 
#Onthisday Iconoscope inventor Vladimir Zworykin was born in Russia. In 1923 he filed a patent for the #iconoscope, the first #television #transmission tube and a technology that was to become of interest to early #computer #designers. He earned the title "Father of television."
Remembering Apple's original Lisa operating system.
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Waymo autonomous self driving car - visit the computer history museum #waymo #computerhistory #siliconvalley
...”Most PCs don't have three floppy disk drives, but I really think it's a necessity."- The computer Chronicles 💻⚡️💕 Beautiful Nostalgia. 🌈
My students & I stress about 4K, transcoding, do we have hard drives that have enough memory and so forth! Yet this qoute sums up how far we’ve come, especially when talking about floppy discs @madnesslies
...”Most PCs don't have three floppy disk drives, but I really think it's a necessity."- The computer Chronicles 💻⚡️💕 Beautiful Nostalgia. 🌈 My students & I stress about 4K, transcoding, do we have hard drives that have enough memory and so forth! Yet this qoute sums up how far we’ve come, especially when talking about floppy discs @madnesslies
“The computer Chronicles” was a TV series that ran from 1983-2002. ⚡️
It was a half hour broadcast, that documented the rise of the personal computer.  over the 19 years of broad cast it covered a wide range of subjects and had a diverse group of software and hardware designers and programmers. I can even remember using some of these of these platforms. 
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“The computer Chronicles” was a TV series that ran from 1983-2002. ⚡️ It was a half hour broadcast, that documented the rise of the personal computer. over the 19 years of broad cast it covered a wide range of subjects and had a diverse group of software and hardware designers and programmers. I can even remember using some of these of these platforms. @madnesslies