Historical events

Pong is 50 years old

‘Pong’ is now half a century old. Pretty much exactly 50 years ago, Atari released Pong. It wasn’t the first video game ever created, nor the original take on virtual table tennis – But in Pong, the early video game industry was born in 1972. A few years later, the home version of Pong would

Atari at 50

Atari At 50: The Story Of Our Lives https://hackaday.com/2022/06/27/atari-at-50-the-story-of-our-lives/ It’s been a year of anniversaries, what with the 40th birthday of both the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. There has been 50 years since Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney incorporated Atari Inc, a name that will forever be synonymous with the development of

Commodore 64 is 40 years old

Commodore 64 (C64) was the most popular home computer in the days when you connected your computer to the TV set. This most popular home computer just turns 40 years old. Commodore C64: The Most Popular Home Computer Ever Turns 40 article tells that this year marks the anniversary of the most popular selling home

Blinking Cursor Turns 54

Blinking Cursor Turns 54, Hardly Anyone Notices https://hackaday.com/2022/01/05/blinking-cursor-turns-54-hardly-anyone-notices/ The article purports that the Apple II was the first place the general public would encounter the invention. We guess it depends on how you define the general public. The VT50 had a blinking cursor. Regardless, the invention has stood the test of time. Humans are adept

Email is 50 years old

At some point this year, email turned 50 years old! In 1971, Ray Tomlinson sent the first email using the SNDMSG program on ARPANET. 50 Years of Email https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/50-years-of-email-301262676.html But if the history of email tells us anything, it’s that email isn’t going away any time soon Email is 50 years old, and still where

Radio amateurs 100 years in Finland

Last week, Finnish Broadcasting Corporation celebrated its 95th anniversary, and this week a hundred Finnish radio amateurs celebrate 100 years. Finnish radio amateurs have played a significant role in the development of broadcasting and Nokia. In honor of the radio amateurs, the flag is raised to pole in on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. SRAL amateur

30 years of Linux

August 25th, 1991 That’s right, it’s been 30 years since 21-year-old Finnish student Linus Benedict Torvalds made his now-famous announcement on the day of August 25th, 1991, on the comp.os.minix news group, saying that he is working on a free operating system for 386(486) AT clones as a “hobby.” https://9to5linux.com/happy-30th-birthday-linux

DOS at 40

This day in history August 12,1981, MS-DOS is released. Now you know. MS-DOS is an operating system for x86-based personal computers mostly developed by Microsoft. Default user interface: Command-line (COMMAND.COM), text (DOS Shell) Final release: 8.0 (Windows Me) / September 14, 2000; 20 years ago Initial release date: 1981 Source model: Closed source; open source

WWW at 30

Today is the 30rd anniversary of the public release of the World Wide Web project thst had been under development since 1989. Its original homepage still exists! http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html

Donkey Kong celebrates its 40th anniversary

Happy birthday, Donkey Kong – and Mario! Donkey Kong celebrates its 40th anniversary today THE ICONIC APE AND MARIO BOTH MADE THEIR DEBUTS ON JULY 9, 1981 https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/donkey-kong-celebrates-its-40th-anniversary-today/ It was on July 9, 1981 that Nintendo first published and released the original Donkey Kong arcade machines in Japan, kicking off a series that would remain