Category Archives: Computing history

What’s the story behind QWERTY keyboard layout?

Ever wondered why we’re using such a strange computer keyboard layout as the common QWERTY? Look at this CNN Money video to get some clue: More info on QWERTY here on Wikipedia; look here for more detailed info on QWERTY … Continue reading

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Hard Disk price from 1956 to 2016

I recently came across a very interesting page in which John C. McCallum has collected a huge number of hard disk unit specs along with introduction year and price. Beginning from 1956, with the 24″ IBM sporting a hefty 3.75 … Continue reading

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May 26th 1995: Bill Gates writes about the “Internet Tidal Wave”

20 years have gone since this internal memo, aimed at Microsoft Executives, in which Bill Gates himself talked about the “Internet Tidal Wave” and provided a strategic point of view for a MS-dominated ‘Net; the memo surfaced during the prolonged … Continue reading

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