Tag Archives: 100 PC Moments

Nolan Bushnell and Atari #history

On this day in 1972 Nolan Bushnell co-founded Atari – the coin-op to home console game company Extract from The PC Pioneers Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an… Read more »

Birth of the father of the Internet #history

Extract from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1943 Vint Cerf was born – he would go on to be called the ‘father’ of the Internet, certainly he was… Read more »

eBay birthday – #history

Extract from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1967 Pierre Morad Omidyar was born in France – he would go on to launch eBay. He had Iranian parents, a… Read more »

Tim Berners-Lee birthday #history #Berners-Lee

Extract from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1955 Tim Berners-Lee was born. He would develop the World Wide Web. Based at CERN, Berners-Lee proposed a hypertext-based facility to… Read more »

Turing’s suicide #history

Extract from The PC Pioneers Alan Turing is famous for his 1936 paper ‘On Computable Numbers’ and for his code-breaking exploits at the Bletchley Park’s Government Code & Cipher School…. Read more »

Woz up! #history

On this day in 1977 deliveries began of the Apple II – to great acclaim. Extract from The PC Pioneers Steve Wozniak was solely responsible for the functional design of… 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 »

Gifts for Christmas? Pack #2

Still pondering that last gift for someone for Christmas, and prefer non-fiction? If you know someone wanting to become the next hi-tech billionaire then here’s some essential reading: The PC… Read more »

Cleopatra and poor journalism #history

Liz Taylor as Cleopatra VII One week in to my History degree – only 155 to go. Cleopatra has been the top theme of the week – looking at her… Read more »

Time Out! #writing

It may come as some relief to many – but my daily posts will be taking a break! – just starting a three-year degree course in History and need to… Read more »

Andy Bechtolsheim born on this day in 1955 – Sun Microsystems and Google #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers The first 3M computer – one megapixel display, one megabyte of memory and a speed of one million instructions per second – was developed by… Read more »

Apple LaserWriter prototypes supplied in 1984 to Aldus, Adobe #history

Excerpts from The PC Pioneers It was when Apple LaserWriter, Adobe Postscript and Aldus PageMaker were combined, desktop publishing became the killer application that saved the Macintosh – and Apple;… Read more »


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