Category Archives: IT 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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This Week in Tech History: The Internet is 46 years old and Internet Advertising is 21

October 27, 2010 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is celebrated or the first time, to “raise general awareness of the need for urgent measures to be taken and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents as an integral part of … Continue reading

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Acquisitions by Apple, Amazon, Google, Yahoo, and Facebook, 1999-2014 (Infographic)

by TechCrunch. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

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Timeline of Enterprise Technology (Infographic)

Source: Novell

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A Very Short History of IT

If you were asked to name the top three events in the history of computer technology (or the history of what came to be known as the IT industry), which ones would you choose? Here’s my very short list: June … Continue reading

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