Historical events

Happy Birthday Tetris

Soviet blockbuster computer game Tetris is 30 years old.  Tetris (Russian: Те́трис, pronounced [ˈtɛtrʲɪs]) is a Soviet tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov. It was released on June 6, 1984. It was the first entertainment software to be exported from the USSR to the US. The versions of Tetris were

Rubics cube in your browser

Rubic’s Cube had it’s 40th Anniversary this week. Although the Rubik’s Cube reached its height of mainstream popularity in the 1980s (from where I remember it most), it is still widely known and used. Since then it’s sold over 350 million units, making it the best-selling toy ever. Rubik’s Cube is a hard task to

Basic is 50 years old

A programming language familiar to all, BASIC, has turns 50 years old. This month, BASIC celebrates an anniversary reached by very few languages: 50 years of continuous use. Basic Turns 50 article looks back on 50 years of attracting (and repelling) new programmers. It’s difficult to imagine the computing world in 1964. There were no

The Web is 25 years old today

World Wide Web turns 25 years old. World Wide Web turned 25 years today according to The browser’s resized future in a fragmented www world article. Wikipedia verifies that in March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist and former CERN employee, wrote a proposal for what would eventually become the World Wide Web. Twenty-five

Room Where The Internet Was Born

For something as ubiquitous as the internet today, it certainly isn’t easy to find where it all started. You might know History of Internet quite well in technical details, but what about the locations? Gizmodo article This Is The Room Where The Internet Was Born shows where the first ARPANET node was installed, where communications

Google Search is turning 15

Fifteen years on—and we’re just getting started article tells that Google Search is turning 15. The article gives a quick overview how the world has changed so much since then: billions of people have come online, the web has grown exponentially, and now you can ask any question on the powerful little device in your

Happy 20th birthday Debian!

Today is Debian‘s 20 anniversary. Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. Debian started as Linux distribution, but Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel (work is in progress to provide Debian for other kernels). Debian was begun in August 1993 by Ian Murdock, as a new distribution

The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE

The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE article tells that in spring 1981 David Bradley created a keyboard shortcut that triggered a system reset without the memory tests. In the fall of 1981, the IBM PC hit shelves. It wasn’t until the early 1990s, when Microsoft’s Windows took off, that the shortcut came to

First laser transmitter built 50 years ago

Retrotechtacular: First laser transmitter built 50 years ago article tells about a hack is as cool today as it was fifty years ago. It was an experiment performed May 3rd and 4th, 1963, which involved sending data (audio in this case) over long distances using a laser. The team had to hack together everything for