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    Mainframe at 50: You can't go five minutes without it

    Posted April 4, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    Despite repeated predictions of their demise, mainframes still power much of today's critical infrastructure and IBM turns out about 300 of the machines every year.
  • 20 iconic tech sounds bound for extinction

    Posted March 20, 2012 - 3:47 pm

    As electronics evolve, so do the sounds that go with it -- and many of the dings, beeps, and hisses burned into our brains will hold no emotional connection to the teens of tomorrow. Some of them may already be meaningless to the 20-somethings of today. So crank up your speakers. Here are 20 memorable tech sounds that are well on their way to being forgotten.
  • Analog gear that makes us nostalgic

    Posted August 18, 2011 - 8:00 am

    From the Betamax to transistor radios to the Walkman, some products from the Analog Age are too good to forget.
  • 9 geeky 80s gadgets we loved

    Posted August 6, 2011 - 8:31 am

    As part of GeekTech's Retro Week, what better way to celebrate the technology of the 1980s to early 90s with a nostalgic rundown of popular and much-loved gadgets from the decade? Here are some of our favorites; don't forget to add your favorite gadgets to the comments section if we missed any!
  • ENIAC still influencing enterprise IT 68 years later

    Posted July 28, 2011 - 4:48 pm

    Sixty-eight years ago this month, construction began quietly on ENIAC, the first electronic computer that was built for the U.S. Army to speed up the calculation of ordnance trajectories for soldiers in wartime.
  • From the abacus to the iPod: Computer museum opens $19M exhibition

    Posted January 12, 2011 - 9:22 am

    The Computer History Museum this week opens a $19 million, 25,000-square-foot building expansion and exhibition titled: "Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing."
  • Computer History Museum to highlight storage

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 12:36 pm

    Hard disk drives sure have come a long way, baby.
  • What we miss about MIS: Old-school ideas that weren't so bad

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 1:14 pm

    Back before the age of the PC, men in computer science -- and they were almost always men -- wearing white shirts, ties and pocket protectors spent their days punching data requests onto cards.
  • Are you the corporate geezer?

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    Forget about iPads, iPods, Twitter and cloud. What about DECnet, AS/400s and core memory?
  • Happy 25th Birthday 'Dot Com': A Look Back

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 10:52 am

    The Internet is filled with nostalgia on Monday as geeks all over the world celebrate the 25th anniversary of the registration of the first dot-com domain. On March 15, 1985, a small Massachusetts-based computer manufacturer Symbolics, Inc. registered It would be more than a month before the second dot-com was registered, and there wouldn't be 100 registered dot-coms until November 30, 1987.
  • Priceless! The 25 funniest vintage tech ads

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 12:33 pm

    My oh my, how things have changed. These 25 vintage tech ads are guaranteed to take you back -- and, in most cases, remind you how truly terrible our tastes once were.
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