Historical events

The computer virus is born, November 10, 1983 | EDN

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4437117/The-computer-virus-is-born–November-10–1983 On this day in technology history, a graduate student’s self-replicating code that could gain control of a system inspired the term “computer virus”. In his 1983 paper “Computer Viruses – Theory and Experiments,” Cohen defined a computer virus as “a program that can infect other programs by modifying them to include a possibly evolved

Happy 10th anniversary, Android | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/23/history-of-android-the-good-the-bad-the-nexus/ It has been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. This article is a brief retrospective on the last decade of

The Bell System Technical Journal (1922-1983) : Free Texts

https://archive.org/details/bstj-archives The scientific discoveries and technological innovations produced by Bell System research and engineering were critical not only to the evolution of global telecommunications but, more widely, they had a considerable impact on the technological base of the global economy. The invention of the transistor at Bell labs in 1947, and subsequent advances in related

July 1958: Kilby Conceives the Integrated Circuit – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/devices/july-1958-kilby-conceives-the-integrated-circuit In 1958, 11 years after Bell Labs reinvented the transistor, it became clear that semiconductors would be able to conquer the electronics market only if they could be greatly miniaturized. In July1958, Jack S. Kilby of Texas Instruments came up with the monolithic idea. In January 1959, Robert Noyce was to jot in his

The day that changed your phone forever | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/06/a-day-that-changed-your-phone/ It’s the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone SDK. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that this release changed a lot of people’s lives. iPhone at the end of June 2007 was a glimpse of the future. A couple of months later, the entire native app experience was unlocked.

Open Source 20 Years: 6 pivotal moments in open source history

https://opensource.com/article/18/2/pivotal-moments-history-open-source Here’s how open source developed from a printer jam solution at MIT to a major development model in the tech industry today. NDAs and proprietary software licenses became the norms, and the best programmers were hired from universities to private projects. As a reaction to this, Stallman resolved that he would create a complete