Category Archives: Computer history

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

Source: @HistoryInPics  

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The Evolution of the Desktop (Video)

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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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