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First UNIVAC delivered… #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1951 the first UNIVAC mainframe computer was delivered J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly had founded EMCC to build mainframe computers… Read more »

First tweet… #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 2006 the first Tweet was sent It was Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone, who took Dorsey’s earlier notions forward… Read more »

Web firsts… #history

Excerpts from The PC Pioneers Thirty years ago, on this day in 1985, the first .com web domain was registered In just 30 years the world wide web has gone… Read more »

Microsoft IPO… #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1986, Microsft had its IPO – initial public offering Microsoft Windows 1.0 was finally launched at COMDEX in November 1985, and… Read more »

PC ignition sequence – Homebrew… #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers Forty years ago, on this day in 1975, the inaugural meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club assembled many of the early PC pioneers Gordon French… Read more »

Yet another hierarchical officious oracle… #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1995 Yahoo! was launched David Filo and Jerry Yang were pursuing doctorates in Electrical Engineering at Stanford when they decided to… Read more »

Blogs – Books

 Back to Site Map   –  My Writing  –  Back to Home Page BOOKS Subject First posted Book title Water – a real and present danger 03-Aug Still Water Tapas #history… Read more »

Britain’s wasted legacy… #history

Colossus Computer – Bletchley Park Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1946 the ENIAC computer was launched, supplanting British invention The war-time effort at Bletchley Park had… Read more »

Follow the money #thriller

A people-trafficking sting operation marks a batch of $100 bills – they think it will be just a week’s work. But one of the $100 bills travels right around the… Read more »

Connecting up the spots… Facebook #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 2004 Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin launched Facebook Yet it all started so inauspiciously… At Harvard Zuckerberg studied psychology and computer… Read more »

Birth of a compulsion #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1988 the game Tetris was released and a new compulsion was born! It was developed by Alexey Pajitnov and Dmitry Pavlovsky… Read more »

Apple Macintosh Big Brother launch advert #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1984 – Apple ran its Big Brother advert as the launch of the Apple Macintosh – it aired during the third… Read more »

 

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