computing history

  • Apple-1 goes for $213K in Christie's auction

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 7:06 pm

    Christie's auction house in London today sold an Apple-1 computer for $213,600 to an unidentified bidder.
  • Rebuilding a 19th-century computer: One programmer's quest

    Posted November 19, 2010 - 1:46 pm

    Here at GeekTech we'll often cover future technology, but i's pretty uncommon for us to go back to the 1830s. In 1837, Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace began work on what they called the Analytical Engine, what would have been the World's first computer. Unfortunately, it was never completed. But one programmer and blogger, John Graham-Cunning, plans to rebuild the machine and get it running under the alias Plan 28.
  • The Internet’s First 40 Years: Top Ten Milestones

    Posted October 30, 2009 - 1:24 pm

    The Internet has packed a lot of changes into its life so far. No birthday celebration for the Internet would be complete without giving recognition to some of the biggest milestones.
  • Ahead of their time: Nine technologies that came early

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 8:26 am

    The tech industry has seen more than its share of products and services that are ahead of their time. All of them flopped, but all of them also influenced the industry. This list should serve as a warning to those who think that being the first to think of something will lead to any easy road to success.
  • The GUI: The early years

    Posted August 31, 2009 - 4:54 pm

    Before there were shiny buttons and clickable interface elements, just the sight of windows could inspire wonder.
  • An Abbreviated History of ACP, One of the Oldest Open Source Applications

    Posted August 20, 2009 - 8:23 pm

    The Airline Control Program (ACP), introduced by IBM around 1967, predated the term "open source" by decades. But you may be surprised by how much of its development reflects the FOSS movement today.
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