Sir William James Herschel was using it for more of a signature than anything in 1858 as he was requiring palm prints from people he met. After collecting several prints, though, he started realizing there were unique identifiers that could be used in identifying a person. The Palm prints would eventually change to fingerprints for Forensics to use.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for July 28
- Apple invests in Samsung for LCD technology
- Sprint acquires Virgin Mobile and the Boost Mobile brand
- Dell Workstation 400 is announced