Author: Jeffrey Powers @geekazine

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Day in Tech History Hits 1000th Episode

On May 5th, 2012, the Day in Tech History podcast hit it’s 1000th episode. It was a milestone I thought was going to hit on June 15th, but made a mis-calculation. Still, after 1000 episodes, Day in Tech History is still going strong! I started the Day in Tech History as the Week in Tech History on Geekazine as part of the Geekazine Quickcast. I made the conscious decision to move the show to it’s own podcast in August. On 8-10-2009, the Day in Tech History officially began. Recording 365 episodes was a real beast. However, I put my head...

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HP to Stanford: We Don’t Have Personal Knowledge of Computers

This letter showed up in my mailbox. It’s a letter to Dr.Fred E. Terman – Office of the Provost of Stanford University. It’s from William (Bill) R. Hewlett of Hewlett Packard Company. The document – dated June 13th, 1956 – stated the following: Dear Fred: I have no personal knowledge of computers nor does anyone in our organization have any appreciable knowledge Sorry we can’t help you out in this regard   Sincerely yours, William R. Hewlett When did HP Get into Computers? The reality was, HP didn’t get into computers until 1966. At that time, the¬†HP 2116A ushered in...

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Timeline of the Microprocessor [Infographic]

Back on November 15th, the 4004 microprocessor turned 40. This was the precursor to the x86 archetecture. But in what way? Well, the folks over at V3.co.uk have put an infographic together. They highlight the microprocessor from the 4004 to the 8008, the Zilog Z80, ARM, and more to the x86, AMD Athlonand more. One chip that is missing is the Cyrix series processor. They started out at the co-processor to the 286 and 386 computers. Also missing is the PowerPC processor, which started in 1981 with AIM (Apple, IBM, Motorola). Still, this is a fun infographic to reminisce about...

Technology History PreCap for October 17-23 0

Technology History PreCap for October 17-23

Weekly rundown of Technology history events – An excerpt of what you will hear on the Day in Tech History show

Technology History PreCap for October 10-16th 0

Technology History PreCap for October 10-16th

Weekly rundown of Technology history events – An excerpt of what you will hear on the Day in Tech History show

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Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011 Full History Profile [Infographic]

Steve Paul Jobs passed away on Oct 6th, 2011. This is an infographic of his life and career at Apple.