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Google Streetview completed #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 2007 David McCuthcen completed Google Streetview David McCutchen founded Immersive Media Company (IMC), a Calgary based operation, basing it upon work… Read more »

Two catastrophic inventions #history

Thomas J Midgley Jr has a unique place in the history of inventions – two of his wreaked havoc on the world! ῀ Historian J R McNeil said that Midgley… Read more »

Alan Kay defines the laptop #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers Alan Kay, software guru, was born on this day in 1940 Alan Kay did his masters and PhD at the University of Utah where he … 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 »

Data by TV launched on this day in 1974 – Ceefax #history

Extract from The PC Pioneers It did not take long for computing and television to be espoused.  These two high-value family purchases were initially located remotely; the television was the… Read more »

Sega Master System, launched in 1986 – and Sonic the Hedgehog #history

Extract from The PC Pioneers Just when you might have thought that PCs would take over the games business by exercising one of many software attributes, the console makers upped… Read more »

 

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