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Google turns 20: how an internet search engine reshaped the world - The Verge
No technology company is arguably more responsible for shaping the modern internet, and modern life, than Google. On Tuesday, September 4th, Google turned 20 years old, marking one of the most staggeringly influential runs for any corporation in history. Here’s a list detailing how the company got to its position at the peak of Silicon Valley.
google  history 
7 weeks ago by tonys
See Douglas Engelbart present the earliest desktop computer
In 1968, computers got personal: How the “mother of all demos” changed the world.
tech  history  computing 
8 weeks ago by tonys
Museum snaps up panorama of lost London landscape | Culture | The Guardian
Pierre Prévost’s seven-metre watercolour depicts city before great fire of 1834
history  london 
july 2018 by tonys
Left Bank by Agnès Poirier – existentialism, jazz and the miracle of Paris in the 1940s | Books | The Guardian
A gushing love letter to the French capital features De Beauvoir, Sartre, Samuel Beckett and wave after and wave of oversexed, overpaid Americans
history 
july 2018 by tonys
BBC releases computer history archive - BBC News
Computing 1980s-style is to be shown off in BBC archive intended to inspire new generation of coders.
computing  history 
june 2018 by tonys
Technology that changed us: The 1970s, from Pong to Apollo | ZDNet
In this 50-year retrospective, we're not just looking at technology year by year, we're looking at technologies that had an impact on us, paved the way for the future, and changed us, in ways good and bad.
tech  history  1970s 
may 2018 by tonys
Technology that changed us: The 1980s, from MS-DOS to the first GPS satellite | ZDNet
In this 50-year retrospective, we're not just looking at technology year by year, we're looking at technologies that had an impact on us, paved the way for the future, and changed us, in ways good and bad. (Previously: The 1970s)
tech  history  1980s 
may 2018 by tonys
Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans? - The Atlantic
Was there a civilization on Earth before humans? @AdamFrank4 looks at the available evidence
science  history  nasa 
april 2018 by tonys
HS2 excavations uncover prehistoric subtropical coastline in Ruislip, west London | Science | The Guardian
Black clay deposit indicates the London suburb was once a woodland marsh by the sea
history 
march 2018 by tonys
Steve's Computer Collection
The museum of old, rare, vintage, antique computers
computing  history 
march 2018 by tonys
Discovery of Windsor Neolithic monument excites archaeologists | Science | The Guardian
Scientists expect to uncover entire circuit of causewayed enclosure at Berkshire quarry
history 
february 2018 by tonys
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