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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Nintendo Game Boy launch #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1989 Nintendo launched its Game Boy handheld game. Gunpei Yokoi was its designer. He had been inspired on watching a bored… Read more »

Moore’s Law – IC capacity doubles year-on-year #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1965 Gordon Moore, as head of research and development at Fairchild Semiconductor, wrote an article in Electronics magazine to first air… Read more »

Oi BBC! Get real on Scotland!

The Sun‘s view of how the Union Jack might look without Scotland’s St Andrew’s Cross Listening to the campaigns and debates on the 2015 UK General Election I wonder why… Read more »

IBM System/360 released #history

On this day in 1964, IBM released its IBM System/360 family of fully-compatible IC computers By 1964 IBM had seen off ‘the BUNCH’ (Burroughs, Univac, NCR, Control Data and Honeywell) –… Read more »

Micro-Soft founded #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Micro-Soft Paul Allen saw the Altair 8800 on the front cover of Popular Electronics… Read more »

Apple Computer founded #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On April Fools’ Day in 1976 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded the Apple Computer Company. Wozniak set about designing the first Apple around the… Read more »

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