Historical events

Apple iPhone goes on sale, June 29, 2007 | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4376482/Apple-iPhone-goes-on-sale–June-29–2007?utm_content=buffer9cd6a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Ten years ago Apple iPhone went on sale in the United States. This disruptive device has been one of the electronics industry’s most successful lines to date. A new version of the iPhone has been released every year since the original.

Happy 150th Canada: The Technologies | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/benchtalk/4458549/Happy-150th-Canada–The-Technologies?utm_content=bufferf5ea8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer Here’s a short list of technologies, not all electronic, that hail from the Great White North. Look also at some of Canada’s more famous engineers. 

The GIF Turns 30: How an Ancient Format Changed the Internet | WIRED

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/gif-turns-30-ancient-format-changed-internet/?mbid=social_fb Wilhite finished the first version of the GIF specification on May, 1987.  Compuserve began using the format the next month. This was two years before Sir Tim Berners-Lee announced his World Wide Web project and six years before the Mosiac browser made the web widely accessible. It was the web that made the GIF what it is