The era spawning from the 1950s throughout the 1980s can be considered the golden era of telecommunication. While computers were expanding from items consuming entire rooms to something that could fit on a person’s desk, so was the way we communicate. Televisions went from being a luxury item to being in every home. Telephone systems were not only used for voice, but to transfer data from one location to another almost instantaneously. The inventions and innovations from this period have led to technologies we rely on every day: the internet, satellite television, fiber-optics, cell phones, and et cetera. But it’s often forgotten how we’ve arrived where we are. Continue reading AT&T Long Lines – A Forgotten System
Last week, my 85-year old grandfather stumbled across an old hard drive I had laying around. He picked it up and asked “what is this?” Continue reading The Hard Drive
If there was one computer of the 1960s that changed the way we compute, it would be the IBM System/360. Continue reading IBM System/360
To further my series on the ThinkPad’s 25th anniversary, I’ll be discussing the history of portable computing and the role that the ThinkPad plays in the topic. Continue reading A History of Portable Computing
Following me watching and commenting on an Air Force video detailing their 70th anniversary, I realized that I’ve never mentioned the infamous SAGE computer. Continue reading What was SAGE?