The Xerox NoteTaker of 1976

Xerox Notetaker Guide: History, Origin, and More

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Four Facts About the Xerox NoteTaker The NoteTaker inspired the Compaq Portable and Osborne 1 computers. This personal computer was termed a “luggable” computer. It had a portable case, but at 48 pounds it’s size made it not the most convenient to carry around the office. The 128 kB of RAM, while laughable by today’s […]

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DATAR Guide: History, Origin, and More

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3 Facts About DATAR The work on the Comprehensive Display System (CDS) by the Royal Navy, which Canadian engineers were familiar with, sparked the development of the DATAR system. DATAR systems worked on drum memory The display of the DATAR was an adapted radar unit, and trackball and trigger were used as inputs. What Is […]

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Yahoo Search Engine Malysia

Yahoo – History, Origin and More.

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6 Facts About Yahoo Yahoo! was founded in January 1994. Its founders are Jerry Yang and David Filo, the two electrical engineers. It began as an essential collection of Yang and Filo’s favorite Websites, with features such as a search engine, an e-mail service, a directory, and a news section. The original title for yahoo […]

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skype logo

Skype Guide: History, Origin, and More

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Four Facts About Skype Skype was originally developed by the Kazaa Media Desktop IT business. The name came from the phrase “Sky peer to peer.” It was invented by the Swedish entrepreneur Niklas Zennström and the Dane Janus Friis. The software client was sold to eBay and then to Microsoft. What Is Skype?: Explained Skype […]

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Shawn Fanning

Napster Guide: History, Origin, and More

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The history of Napster dates back to 1999. It was developed by Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker as a P2P file distribution system, although it was not fully peer-to-peer. It used central servers to maintain lists of connected systems and the files they provided, while actual transactions were conducted directly between client machines. The release […]

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computer tracking

World Wide Web Wanderer Guide: History, Origin, & More

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Four Facts about World Wide Web Wanderer Matthew Gray originally created the World Wide Web Wanderer to track servers, but of all its uses it was most popular in tracking URLs. He named the database Wandex, not to be confused with the Russian search engine Yandex. Wandex is known as the first web database. The […]

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IRC: History, Origin, and More

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File sharing and real-time communication are critical in unifying today’s workforce. From live chats to video conferencing, there is a lot that teams can do over the internet, across multiple locations around the globe, thanks to the many remote communication tools available today. In the early internet days, things were a bit different. The program, […]

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NCSA Mosaic Internet Web Browser: The Complete History

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4 Facts About NCSA Mosaic Internet Web Browser The NCSA Mosaic Internet Web Browser was not the first web browser available. However it was the first truly user friendly browser and gained a lot of popularity in a short period of time. While the exact numbers are not known, the NCSA Mosaic Internet Web Browser […]

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Archie creator Alan Emtage

Archie Guide: History, Origin, and More

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While most exclusively use Google today, some will remember a time when a whole plethora of different internet search engines existed and competed with one another for the top spot. Before Google, before Bing, before Yahoo, even before Ask Jeeves, there was Archie. But what exactly is Archie? How was it used, and what ended […]

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