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Viral campaigns #history

There is no clear evidence as to where the Spanish Flu pandemic started but, uncharacteristically for flu, it attacked the young and able. Arguments have been made for a Chinese… Read more »

Golden Girls #history

A man’s world in the 15th and 16th centuries? – that would be to ignore two very remarkable women from that era! Queen Isabella of Castile and Aragon (1451 –… Read more »

50 poor forecasters… Part II – #history

Part 2 – the final 25: 50 reasons, spanning 500 years, that clearly illustrate that we humans are poor forecasters. The lesson? Never go into print with a forecast! ῀… Read more »

50 poor forecasters… Part I #history

Part 1 – the first 25: 50 reasons, spanning 500 years, that clearly illustrate that we humans are poor forecasters. The lesson? Never go into print with a forecast! ῀… Read more »

Tapas #history

#history – The origin of that distinctive Spanish snack, tapas, is debated in 1492 and all that! ῀ Alfonso X of Spain is one of the many origins claimed for… 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 »

On the right wavelength #history

Extract from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1896 Guglielmo Marconi made his patent application for radio. While at Bologna University he was inspired by the work of Heinrich… Read more »

Missed opportunity #history

Extract from The PC Pioneers Steve Jobs decided they should form a company to sell the computer [Apple 1] that Steve Wozniak had designed. He came up with the name… Read more »

 

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