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John Ellenby dies at 75 

John Ellenby dies at 75  | Tech History | Scoop.it
John Ellenby pioneered four industry segments just like Steve Jobs. But where Steve was difficult and cranky, John was elegant and funny.
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The Surprising Story of the First Microprocessors

The Surprising Story of the First Microprocessors | Tech History | Scoop.it
You thought it started with the Intel 4004, but the tale is more complicated
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Real Virtuality: The Birth of Public-Key Encryption

Real Virtuality: The Birth of Public-Key Encryption | Tech History | Scoop.it
By 1975, hardware developments enabled cost reductions that brought cryptographic devices to remote cash dispensers and computer terminals, standardizing crypto
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How the internet was invented

How the internet was invented | Tech History | Scoop.it
In 40 years, the internet has morphed from a military communication network into a vast global cyberspace. And it all started in a California beer garden
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A Women’s History of Silicon Valley — Backchannel

A Women’s History of Silicon Valley — Backchannel | Tech History | Scoop.it
Let’s lionize these seven technologists who kicked off the computer revolution and happen to be female.
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The engineer’s engineer: Computer industry luminaries salute Dave Cutler’s five-decade-long quest for quality | News Center

The engineer’s engineer: Computer industry luminaries salute Dave Cutler’s five-decade-long quest for quality | News Center | Tech History | Scoop.it
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Vuja De All Over Again - Morning Consult

Forty years ago, a concerted effort by new technology groups, consumer advocates, and a few leaders in all three branches of the federal government came together to push for greater openness, competition, and modernization in the heretofore monopolized U.S. telecommunications industry. AT&T pushed back hard. At one point in 1976, AT&T had recruited a majority …
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Behold the Zenith Z-19 – The Paris Review

Behold the Zenith Z-19 – The Paris Review | Tech History | Scoop.it
Virginia Heffernan remembers her family’s first computer: “an endpoint of memory and desire, a vanishing horizon, a terminus, a terminal.”
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Inside The iPhone 7: Why Apple Killed The Headphone Jack

Inside The iPhone 7: Why Apple Killed The Headphone Jack | Tech History | Scoop.it
The standard audio jack that connects your headphones to just about everything has been around for nearly 150 years. Here's wh
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The Battle Over Net Neutrality Started With the 1920s-Era 'Hush-A-Phone'

The Battle Over Net Neutrality Started With the 1920s-Era 'Hush-A-Phone' | Tech History | Scoop.it
How an early telephone silencer took on AT&T.
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Computer History Museum Releases Unpublished Excerpts of PC Pioneers Memoirs | Press Releases | Computer History Museum

Computer History Museum Releases Unpublished Excerpts of PC Pioneers Memoirs | Press Releases | Computer History Museum | Tech History | Scoop.it
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How an Archive of the Internet Could Change History

How an Archive of the Internet Could Change History | Tech History | Scoop.it
Preserving online media is a growing logistical and ethical question. But doing so may completely transform the way we remember the past.
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How I Founded a $2 Billion Company with a 95 Cent Book from RadioShack — Backchannel

How I Founded a $2 Billion Company with a 95 Cent Book from RadioShack — Backchannel | Tech History | Scoop.it
Polycom’s co-founder on the best investment he ever made, and why thinking small is a big idea
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CyberTelecom Blog: 1968 : June 26 :: FCC Releases Carterfone Decision ~ Approves Foreign Attachments to Network

CyberTelecom Blog: 1968 : June 26 :: FCC Releases Carterfone Decision ~ Approves Foreign Attachments to Network | Tech History | Scoop.it
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On Reading Issues of Wired from 1993 to 1995 - The New Yorker

On Reading Issues of Wired from 1993 to 1995 - The New Yorker | Tech History | Scoop.it
Anna Wiener writes about reading old issues of Wired magazine from the early years of the dot-com boom.
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Unlikely Oil Tycoons

Unlikely Oil Tycoons | Tech History | Scoop.it
Roger Lowenstein reviews “Breaking Rockefeller: The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire” by Peter B. Doran.
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When gadgets were king

When gadgets were king | Tech History | Scoop.it
For the past nine years or so, the smartphone has been such an amazing, versatile, powerful digital gadget that the industry's desire to create other devices to complement the personal computer seemed to wane.
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Nothing Like This Has Ever Happened Before

Nothing Like This Has Ever Happened Before | Tech History | Scoop.it
“Capitalists both in the Old World and the States, even now, have but little faith in California. They regard this country and everything relating to it as..
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