August 1, 1981: MTV Goes On-Air, 1970 First Long Distance Database Established
In a study by the US Atomic Energy Commission in 1970, they connected a computer across the transatlantic to see how a database could transfer overseas. One computer was in Paris at the European Space Resource Organization, the other in Palo Alto, CA. The group concluded that this was a success and anyone could get access the world over.
1981 – Music Television launched. This changed the way we consumed music. A 10 minute long hello from the staff of MTV at 12:01 on August 1st, was followed by the first music video – Video Killed the Radio Star.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for August 1st
- Microsoft releases Office for Mac
- First Yahoo Shareholder’s meeting since the Microhoo bid