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  • Seventy Years After Pearl Harbor

    Tags: History, Veterans

    Let’s pause to remember that 70 years ago today, the United States was attacked in a Day of Infamy. The survivors of the attack gathered today for the last time: During the ceremony, a group of survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack announced that they would disband at the end of the month. William …

  • Know Your Roots: Internet History

    Tags: Internet, History, Geek

    The Internet Timeline begins in 1962, before the term ‘Internet’ was coined. 10,000 computers existed worldwide. To us, they would look very primitive. Despite a price tag of hundreds of thousands of dollars, they have just a few thousand bytes of magnetic core memory. Programming them is no easy …

  • 71 Years After the Day of Infamy

    Tags: History, Pearl Harbor

    Remember those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor 71 years ago. From WikiPedia: Ships lost or damaged (emphasis added) Battleships Arizona: Exploded; total loss. 1,177 dead. Oklahoma: Capsized, 429 dead. Refloated November 1943; capsized and lost while under tow to the mainland May 1947 [91] …

  • Twin Towers from the ATT Archives

    Tags: WTC, Telecom, Interesting, History

    The construction of the World Trade Center was the engineering feat of the 1970s. Watching this film points out that a modern skyscraper needs more than concrete and steel to connect tenants to the world.  From the video’s description: After 9/11, it was reported that one of the few things …

  • Jeff Raikes and the Birth of Microsoft Office

    Tags: Microsoft, Office, History

    Did you ever wonder who were the driving personalities behind Microsoft Office? Then check out this video from Channel9. Jeff Raikes left Apple in 1981 and became the visionary behind Microsoft Office. This is Part One of the Jeff Raikes story for The History of Microsoft series.