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About GilPress

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

Birth of Intel and First Robot-Related Death

July 18, 1968 Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore found microprocessor manufacturer NM Electronics in Santa Clara, California. In deciding on a name, Moore and Noyce quickly rejected “Moore Noyce,” homophone for “more noise” – an ill-suited name for an electronics company. Instead they used … Continue reading

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Milestones in the History of Technology: Week of February 29, 2016

February 29, 1939 The klystron vacuum tube, the first significantly powerful source of radio waves in the microwave range, is set up at the Boston airport and a plane successfully blind-lands before a group of top military officials. The klystron, … Continue reading

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Milestones in the History of Technology: Week of January 25, 2016

January 25, 1839 William Henry Fox Talbot displays his five-year old pictures at the Royal Society, 18 days after the Daguerreotype process was presented before the French Academy. In 1844, Talbot published the first book with photographic illustrations, The Pencil … Continue reading

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Milestones in the History of Technology: Week of January 18, 2016

January 19, 1983 Apple introduces Lisa, a $9,995 PC for business users. Many of its innovations such as the graphical user interface, a mouse, and document-centric computing, were taken from the Alto computer developed at Xerox PARC, introduced as the … Continue reading

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Super Bowl 1985: Typewriters, Fax Machines and Steve Jobs

Long before Levi’s Stadium’s modern-day luxury suites, exclusive wine tastings and mobile app to watch video replays, there was Stanford Stadium, a huge and forlorn crater of a place with gangling weeds poking through splintered wooden bleachers. In 1985, for … Continue reading

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Milestones in the History of Technology: Week of January 11, 2016

January 11, 1994 The Superhighway Summit is held at UCLA’s Royce Hall. It was the “first public conference bringing together all of the major industry, government and academic leaders in the field [and] also began the national dialogue about the … Continue reading

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Milestones in Tech History: Week of January 4, 2016

January 4, 1972 The HP-35 is introduced. The world’s first handheld-sized scientific calculator, ultimately made the slide rule, which had previously been used by generations of engineers and scientists, obsolete. Named for its 35 keys, it performed all the functions … Continue reading

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