Tech That Came From The Military

Today is Memorial Day. Yes, it seems hard to believe since it may seem like just yesterday that we were gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day only to be locked down due to COVID-19. That lockdown has made our tech all the more valuable to us. Have you ever wondered how some of that tech […]

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How Old Is AI?

When you think of the 1970s you don’t really think of major technological advancements. It is very easy to think negatively about the 70s. The Vietnam War was raging, Richard Nixon embarrassed the nation, 40 million people bought the pungent hunk of duck droppings that was Disco Duck and Jonathan Livingston Seagull was one of […]

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Why Did Yahoo Fail?

There was a time when Yahoo was the king of the Internet. Users flocked there to begin their journey on the Internet and used their other services religiously. And they had a catchy jingle to boot. You might even know someone who still has a yahoo.com email address. At one point they were the most […]

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Why Is Spam Called Spam?

Do you like spam? Clogging up your email inbox and making you waste time sorting through messages that are meant to waste your time or cause you harm. No, chances are you do not like spam. It is one of the oldest issues when it comes to computers and is perhaps one of the few […]

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The Dot Com Bubble Burst 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago today one of the most seminal moments in the tech world happened. On March 11, 2000 the dot-com bubble burst. The day before Internet-based companies peaked in value before a massive blood letting of capital the following day that lasted for over two years. Some companies managed to survive, others became a […]

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What Were The Most Popular Websites In 2000?

There is a great amount of nostalgia that exists today as we look back to simpler times when we were all younger and yearn for that time. There are also a large number of people, some of whom are now adults, that have never known a time without the Internet and the conveniences that it […]

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Y2K 20 Years Afterwards

A generation ago we were faced with one of the most dire issues this world had ever faced (and that was not Philip J. Fry being frozen at Applied Cryogenics). As the clock turned from 1999 to 2000 no one was sure what was going to happen with the Y2K bug. It was possible that […]

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The Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable: One Of The Great Achievements Of Mankind

Thanksgiving is here and we do have a lot to be thankful for. Our lives are easier today then they have ever been in the past and we have access to information and technology that would have made our ancestors’ heads spin. While that may not always be a good thing we’ve come a long […]

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How Did RFID Get Started?

There is a lot of technology that we use today that we don’t quite know how old it actually is. With the recent passing of Fernando Corbató, who is credited with inventing the computer password America learned that this was over 60 years old. That’s pretty old. We know that computers saw true development during […]

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