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EDN Moments

- March 21, 2012

Review the moments in tech history important to engineers with the EDN Moments blog.

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IBM intros 1st computer disk storage unit, September 13, 1956

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On this day in tech history, IBM announced the IBM 305 RAMAC, the first super computer with a HDD, weighing more than a ton and storing 5MB of data. Read More...

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Kilby demonstrates the 1st IC, September 12, 1958

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On this day in tech history, Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments demonstrated the first integrated circuit, containing a single transistor and supporting components on a slice of germanium. Read More...

Stibitz demonstrates remote computing, September 11, 1940

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On this day in tech history, George Stibitz of Bell Telephone Laboratories used his Complex Number Calculator to demonstrate remote computing for the first time. Read More...

Boston Computer Society disbands, September 10, 1996

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On this day in tech history, The Boston Computer Society, once an extremely influential personal computing organization, decided its mission to demystify computing was complete and disbanded. Read More...

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1st actual computer bug found, September 9, 1947

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On this day in tech history, the first case of an actual bug being the cause of a computer error was recorded in the log book for the Mark II. Read More...

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Star Trek makes its television debut, September 8, 1966

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On this day in tech history, the first episode of Star Trek aired on NBC, starting one of the most popular and influential sci-fi franchises of all time. Read More...

Monterrey Institute of Technology is founded, September 6, 1943

  • 09.06.2014

On this day in tech history, the Monterrey Institute of Technology, the first university ever connected to the Internet in Latin America, is founded.Read More...

'Hacker' is used by mainstream media, September 5, 1983

  • 09.05.2014

On this day in tech history, the term “hacker” was first used by mainstream media when 17-year-old 414s member Neal Patrick appeared on the cover of Newsweek. Read More...

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Google is incorporated, September 4, 1998

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On this day in tech history, Google was incorporated as a privately held company "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." Read More...

Viking 2 lands to explore Mars, September 3, 1976

  • 09.03.2014

On this day in tech history, Viking 2 landed on Mars at Utopia Planitia to begin its mission and look for evidence of life. Read More...

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