Historical events

The Free Software Foundation 30 Years

The Free Software Foundation: 30 Years In Slashdot posting tells that the Free Software Foundation was founded in 1985. Things have changed a lot in 30 years, but nowdays open source software is even more important. In The Free Software Foundation: 30 years in interview article, FSF executive director John Sullivan discusses the most prominent

Vintage Electronics Magazines Predicted Our Current Future

Do you remember the magazine Popular Electronics? What about Radio Electronics? These magazines were often the first exposure we had to the world of hacking. Or in Finland Prosessori magazine. Vintage Electronics Magazines Predicted Our Current Future article teels that  Americanradiohistory.com has gone to the trouble of scanning nearly every copy of both Popular Electronics and

TV in Finland 60 years

Finland’s first television broadcast was seen 60 years ago. In 1954 Finnish radio engineers were concerned about the situation that other Nordic countries was already TV test transmissions (England TV started in 1946 and USA 1947). In the autumn of 1954 in connection with the proposal for the  Radioinsinööriseura (North Fire Radio Engineering Society) was

Java at 20

With Java hitting its 20th anniversary this week, so IT media is actively writing on Celebrating 20 years of juicy Java. Oracle is celebrating 20 years of Java, which was officially announced at the SunWorld conference in San Francisco on May 23 1995. The origins of Java go back earlier, Sun’s secret “Green Project” where

30 years of GNU Manifesto

The GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty page tells that it was March, 1985 when Richard M. Stallman published the GNU Manifesto in Dr. Dobb’s Journal of Software Tools. The GNU Manifesto is characteristic of its author—deceptively simple, lucid, explicitly left-leaning, and entirely uncompromising. Perhaps the most significant innovation in the GNU Manifesto is a method of