Category Archives: Computer history

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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This Week In Tech History: Steve Jobs And The NeXT Big Thing

October 12, 1988 Steve Jobs unveiled the NeXT Computer at Symphony Hall in San Francisco. A day or two later, I was among a standing-room only crowd at Boston’s Symphony Hall admiring the all-black, beautifully-designed “workstation” with a brand-new optical … Continue reading

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This Week In Tech History: Think Different

September 28, 1997 Apple Computer launched the “Think different” marketing campaign. The campaign’s television commercials featured black-and-white footage of 17 iconic 20th century personalities and a free-verse poem read by Richard Dreyfuss, starting with the words “Here’s to the crazy … Continue reading

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Steven Levy in 1984 on the Invention of the Electronic Spreadsheet

As Dan Bricklin remembers it, the idea first came to him in the spring of 1978 while he was sitting in a classroom at the Harvard Business School. It was the kind of idea—so obvious, so right— that made him … Continue reading

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The idea of a computer you could put in your pocket was just science fiction

1982 advertisement for the TRS-80 Pocket Computer with Isaac Asimov.

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Moore’s Law at Work

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The Evolution of the Desktop (Video)

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