1965 – Richard Wexelblat was the first candidate to complete his doctoral dissertation, hence giving him a degree in “Computer Science“. It was presented at the University of Pennsylvania – Moore School of Electrical Engineering. Richard went on to write the “History of Programming Languages” (ISBN:0-12-745040-8) This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for December 5 Today is the official birth of the Transistor Amazon Crashes HD Support for YouTube Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe! Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More
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2006 – Swedish police raid the host of the Pirate Bay BitTorrent. On the same day, the Pirate Bay political party increased their numbers by 500, with an additional 930 joining the following day. The site stayed down for 3 days, but came back to double the traffic due to the media coverage. Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for May 31 Apple restructures, removes Steve Jobs Microsoft Office XP is released Swedish Police raid the Pirate Bay Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe! Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More
1943– The building of the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer (ENIAC) begins at the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Electrical Engineering. The Army financed the project during World War II, which cost almost $500,000. John Mauchly was the chief consultant and John Presper Eckert was the chief engineer.ENIAC was code named “Project PX”. The consent to build was signed on June 5. ENIAC was completed on February 14, 1946. This was a modular computer, designed in “panels”. You could build to suit. Of course, this machine was so big, it took up whole rooms. It ran hot, too – using Octal...