Historical events

The day that changed your phone forever | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/06/a-day-that-changed-your-phone/ It’s the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone SDK. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that this release changed a lot of people’s lives. iPhone at the end of June 2007 was a glimpse of the future. A couple of months later, the entire native app experience was unlocked.

Open Source 20 Years: 6 pivotal moments in open source history

https://opensource.com/article/18/2/pivotal-moments-history-open-source Here’s how open source developed from a printer jam solution at MIT to a major development model in the tech industry today. NDAs and proprietary software licenses became the norms, and the best programmers were hired from universities to private projects. As a reaction to this, Stallman resolved that he would create a complete

Mosaic’s birthday: 25 years of the modern web | ZDNet

http://www.zdnet.com/article/mosaics-birthday-25-years-of-the-modern-web/ The first popular web browser was Mosaic. Mosaic’s first beta was released for Unix operating systems running X Window on January 23, 1993. It wasn’t the first graphical web browser. That honor goes to ViolaWWW, although some argue the even more obscure Erwise should get the credit for being the first web browser. I

Turing Machine paper is published, November 12, 1937

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4401108/Turing-Machine-paper-is-published–November-12–1937?utm_content=buffer3dc5b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer  Britain’s Alan Turingpublished a paper entitled “On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungs-problem” on November 12, 1937, was later renamed the Turing Machine.

1st actual computer bug found, September 9, 1947 | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4420729/1st-actual-computer-bug-found–September-9–1947?utm_content=buffer327f4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer The term “bug” had been used by engineers to describe flaws in machines as far back as Thomas Edison, but Hopper popularized “bug” and “debug” as early computer-programmer language. 

GNOME at 20

https://opensource.com/article/17/8/gnome-20-anniversary?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY The GNOME desktop for Linux turned 20 today on August 15. The 20th anniversary is definitely something to celebrate!  In the 20 years its initial release, GNOME has continued to innovate and improve.

The story of Perl’s role in the dynamic web | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/life/16/11/perl-and-birth-dynamic-web?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY The web’s early history is generally remembered as a few seminal events: the day Tim Berners-Lee announced the WWW-project on Usenet, the document with which CERN released the project’s code into the public domain, and of course the first version of the NCSA Mosaic browser in January 1993.  In the mid- to late-1990s, Perl and the dynamic web were nearly