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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Steve Jobs left Apple on this day in 1985

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers Steve Jobs, while still with Apple, helped create the Apple University Consortium which offered faculty members, students and their institutions to acquire Apple equipment at… Read more »

Steve Wozniak – early days to Cream Soda Computer #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1950, Steve Wozniak was born. With an IQ of 200, Wozniak was inspired and well-versed in electronics at an early age… Read more »

iMac-to-go launched #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1999 the Apple iBook was launched, targeted at consumers and education as ‘iMac to go’ The iBook was launched on 21st… Read more »

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