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MYCIN Expert System – The First AI Medical Diagnosis

3 Facts About MYCIN Expert System MYCIN was advanced for its time and had a competence level comparable...

File Transfer Protocol Explained: Everything You Need to Know

8 Facts About File Transfer Protocol Files transmitted over FTP are not encrypted and more vulnerable to malicious...

USENET Explained – Everything You Need To Know

6 Facts about USENET USENET was popular and used before the World Wide Web and internet browsers were...

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Explained – Everything You Need To Know

6 Facts about Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, or SMTP, was one of the first...

RISC Explained – Everything You Need To Know

5 Facts About RISC RISC design philosophy dates back to 1946 with the work of Alan Turing, who...

The Complete History of the First ATM/Cash Machine

Facts About the First ATM/Cash Machine English actor Reg Varney was the first person to use the cash...

The Complete History of the Enigma Machine

Facts about the Enigma Machine Breaking the Enigma Machine's code was crucial for defeating the Nazis during World...

The Complete History of Tennis for Two

Tennis for Two is one of the first games developed in the early history of video games....

Cash Register: The Complete History

The History of the Cash Register: A Complete Guide The cash register may be part of all of...

The History of Harvard Mark 1: A Complete Guide

4 Facts about the Harvard Mark 1 The Harvard Mark 1 weighed nearly five tons and was over...

Logic Theorist Explained – Everything You Need To Know

4 Facts about The Logic Theorist It created better proofs than human mathematicians.Its creation birthed fields of study...

Operating System

History of Linux In April, 1991, Linus Torvalds, a 21-years old student on computer science at the University...

GISMO of David Shepard

David Hammond Shepard on the screen of TV show "I've Got a Secret" (18 November, 1959)GISMO of...

First relays computers

History of Computers and Computing, The birth of the modern computer, First relays computersThe relay computers were...

Sphere 1 – Complete History of the Sphere 1 Computer

Sphere 1The Sphere 1 computer, one of the earliest microcomputers, was touted by its creator—Michael Donald Wise...

Simon Electronic Brain – Complete History of the Simon Computer

Edmund Berkeley explains how the Electric Brain Simon gets instructions from a piece of punched tape (1950)Simon...

Personal computer

At the time (around the middle of the 20th century) when a few people knew the word...

Kenbak-1 – Complete History of the Kenbak-1 Computer

Kenbak-1The stored program, automatically sequenced computer Kenbak-1 was considered from some people to be the first commercially...

Portable Computer

IBM 5100Introduced in September 1975, the 5100 Portable Computer was IBM's first production personal computer (six years...

PDS-1 Minicomputer

Imlac PDS-1 - Complete History of the Imlac PDS-1 MinicomputerImlac PDS-1The amazing Imlac PDS-1 minicomputer (see the...

Grid Compass – Complete History of the Grid Compass 1100

Grid CompassWilliam (Bill) Moggridge (b. 1943), a British industrial and interaction designer, the current director of the...

Compucolor – Complete History of the Compucolor 8001

Compucolor - Complete History of the Compucolor 8001Charles A. Muench (source: camuench.com)Compucolor 8001Charles A. Muench, a PhD...

SSEM – Complete History of the Small Scale Experimental Machine

SSEMThe world's first stored-program electronic digital computer, the English Small Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM, nicknamed the Baby)...

The birth of the modern computer

History of Computers and Computing, The birth of the modern computerSo, who invented the computer?(Un)fortunately, there is...