Category Archives: Computer history

The 3 Eras of IT: Computing, Communications, Communities

A number of this week’s milestones in the history of technology trace the shift in the focus of the “computer industry” from computing to communications to communities and the shifting fortunes of key players such as IBM, Apple, and Google. … Continue reading

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The Undaunted Ambition of American Entrepreneurs and Inventors and the Incredible Hype They Generate

A number of this week’s [February 12, 2018] milestones in the history of technology link the rise of IBM, the introduction of the ENIAC, and the renewed fascination with so-called artificial intelligence. On February 14, 1924, the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) … Continue reading

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How Steve Jobs and Thomas Watson Sr. Sold AI to the Public

A number of this week’s milestones in the history of technology showcase two prominent computer industry showmen, Steve Jobs and Thomas Watson Sr., their respective companies, Apple and IBM, and how they sold smart machines to the general public. On … Continue reading

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The Knowledge Navigator

Two of this week’s milestones in the history of technology—the development of the first transistor at Bell Labs and the development of the Alto PC at Xerox PARC—connect to this year’s 30th anniversary of the Knowledge Navigator, a concept video … Continue reading

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Computer Networking: The Technology Trend Driving the Success of Apple, Microsoft and Google

This week’s milestones in the history of technology reveal the most important—and quite neglected—technology trend contributing to the success of Apple, Google, and Microsoft, ultimately making them today’s three most valuable US companies. Apple and Microsoft are considered the premier—and … Continue reading

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The Turing Test and the Turing Machine

This week’s milestones in the history of technology include Microsoft unleashing MS-DOS and Windows, the first Turing Test and the introduction of the Turing Machine, and IBM launching a breakthrough in computer storage technology. Read the article on Forbes.com

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History of Human-Machine Interface

Source: Infographicszone

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