Category Archives: History

Happy #InternautDay: World Wide Web turns 25!

Happy 25th birthday World Wide Web! Well, actually, as reported here, Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted on March 9th 1991 a draft of WWW/HTTP to his boss, Mike Sendall, who was not really excited about it… On August 6th the very … Continue reading

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A well-done Steve Jobs animated biography (and some IT history too)

“Oh no, yet another Steve Jobs movie?” Not exactly… It’s an animated multi-timeline Steve Jobs‘ biography, featuring all relevant IT people from 1955 to 2011, along with main IT events and computer/technology introduction events. It’s so well done (IMHO) that … Continue reading

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Vermeer’s legacy? Tim Jenison investigates paintings, photography, art and computer graphics

Texas-based CGI specialist Tim Jenison is someone that has crossed my life a long time ago with his mind-blowing products. In 1986, when I bought my Amiga 1000, Tim Jenison was the founder of NewTek, which was so famous, back … Continue reading

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Homebrew Computer Club turns to Kickstarter for reunion

November 11th: a historic event will take place, the Homebrew Computer Club reunion. Yes, the venerable old HCC is reuniting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Thanks to a successuful Kickstarter campaign, at least 25 original members … Continue reading

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“9-11″ eleven years after: what’s today news, press and media coverage? [infographic]

Today, I woke up with a strange feeling. To me 9/11 means several things and, as most people in the world, I remember where I was in that day and what I was doing – something personal and painful. Then … Continue reading

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Enigma cipher machine? Build your own – papercraft – for security fans!

One of the most secret weapons of World War II: the Enigma Machine, german army cipher machine – supposedly unbreakable and uncrackable. Luckily it wasn’t so rock-solid and war turned as we all know and was won as well as … Continue reading

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Back from 1984: Apple’s Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak (and John Sculley) in a GhostBusters video – fighting IBM

Who said Steve Jobs had no sense of humour? Take a look at this Apple‘s 1984 Ghostbusters spoof video where Steve Jobs, Steve “Woz” Wozniak and former Apple CEO John Sculley appear and fight, as BlueBusters, IBM world-invasion plans. The … Continue reading

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Learning from the past of computer science: Rear Admiral Grace Hopper video interview

Thinking of this tiny yet so strong woman should really think about how far we’ve gone from the very early calculators. Watching this 1983 CBS interview with Rear Admiral Grace Hopper will reveal (to those who didn’t know) how much … Continue reading

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Happy PI Day! That’s 3.14 ;-) and Albert Einstein’s birthday too!

PI DAY & LIGHT – today is Pi day (3.14) and also Albert Einstein‘s birthday. About PI Day: Pi Day is a holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day … Continue reading

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Social networking history: how it all began and where it’s heading

This post gives a historical overview of social networking – and some good hints too. Beginning from the very first mail through Geocities – anyone remembers this one? – down to Friendster, MySpace and, of course, Facebook. Oh, by the … Continue reading

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