Historical events

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

The World Wide Web is 20-years old

Image of the Day: The World Wide Web celebrates its 20-year anniversary article tells that April 30, 2013 marks the 20 year anniversary of the World Wide Web. World Wide Web was put into the public domain on April 30, 1993. The World Wide Web was created few years earlier (1989) by British physicist, Tim

Great people died in 2012

At year 2011 we saw the passing of many of the electronics and computer industry’s greatest engineers and inventors. Several electronics great electronics inventors and related people died in year 2012. Here is my list of people that I have seen mentioned on different news sources: Hans Camenzind was Swiss emigre analog guru who invented