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POPULAR ELECTRONICS: Consumer Electronics and Experimenter magazine

https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Popular-Electronics-Guide.htm American Radio History site has Popular Electronics and a number of other 50′s-90′s electronics and computer magazines, all PDF. Includes the Experimenter’s Handbooks and several Ham Radio focused publications. There is also a Reference Book. Great collection of history for all of you that grew up with it and those that did not.

Internet RFC Series Turn 50

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190407_internet_rfc_series_turn_50/We have just passed the fiftieth anniversary for the Internet “Request for Comments” (RFC) series which started in April 1969 with the publication of RFC1 titled “Host Software” authored by Stephen D. Crocker. — “Today, more than 8500 RFCs have been published, ranging across best practice information, experimental protocols, informational material, and, of course, Internet

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