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About GilPress

I launched the Big Data conversation; writing, research, marketing services; http://whatsthebigdata.com/ & http://infostory.com/

The Evolution of the Desktop (Video)

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Vintage Social Networking

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The New York Times and CBS Born

Today in 1851, the first issue of the New- York Daily Times was published. Six years alter it changed its name to The New-York Times. Also today, in 1927, the “Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System” went on the air  with a presentation … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs Back at Apple as iCEO

Today in 1997, Steve Jobs announced that he would take over running Apple Computer as interim CEO, a title that invariably got abbreviated as iCEO. That was almost 12 years to the day (September 17, 1985) when he resigned from … Continue reading

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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Founded

Today in 1947, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) was founded as the Eastern Association for Computing Machinery at a meeting at Columbia University in New York. From ACM’s website: Its creation was the logical outgrowth of increasing interest in … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Watches

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ERMA: A milestone in bank automation

Today in 1959, Bank of America received the first ERMA (Electronic Recording Machine, Accounting) system. From Wikipedia: In 1950, Bank of America was the largest bank in California, and led the world in the use of checks. This presented a serious problem … Continue reading

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