1971 Meet the Man Who Put the '@' in Your E-Mail. Who invented e-mail?
That’s a bit like asking, “Who invented the internet?” Even those with intimate knowledge of its creation can’t agree on the moment it actually came to life. But amid all the bluster over the origins of e-mail, one man holds a claim that resonates well beyond the rest. 1971 The @-symbol, part 1 of 2. In 1971, Ray Tomlinson was a 29-year-old computer engineer working for the consulting firm Bolt, Beranek and Newman. Founded just over two decades previously,BBN had recently been awarded a contract by the US government’s Advanced Research Projects Agency to undertake an ambitious project to connect computers all over America. The so-called ‘ARPANET’ would go on to provide the foundations for the modern Internet, and quite apart from his technical contributions to it, Tomlinson would also inadvertently grant it its first global emblem in the form of the ‘@’ symbol.
The origins of the ARPANET project lay in the rapidly advancing state of the art in computing and the problems faced in making best use of this novel resource. In the early days, leaving a ruinously expensive mainframe idle even for a short time was a cardinal sin, and a so-called ‘batch processing’ mode of operation was adopted to minimise down time. Some of the heavyweights of the time did not even bid.
Finding Lena Forsen, the Patron Saint of JPEGs. Cut copy paste - Larry Tesler, the UI pioneer responsible for cut, copy, and paste, dies at 74. Larry Tesler, a computer scientist who is most well-known for creating the seminal computer concepts cut, copy, and paste, died on Monday at age 74.
Tesler was born in 1945 in New York and studied computer science at Stanford, according to Gizmodo. After working in AI research, he joined Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in 1973, where he developed cut, copy, and paste. The concepts would later become instrumental user interface building blocks for both text editors and entire computer operating systems. PARC is most famous for its early work on graphical user interfaces and how to navigate them with a mouse — and because Apple co-founder Steve Jobs saw this early research and used it as inspiration to develop better iterations of the ideas for Apple products.
RFC 675 - Specification of Internet Transmission Control Program. [Docs] [txt|pdf] Network Working Group Vinton Cerf Request for Comments: 675 Yogen Dalal NIC: 2 Carl Sunshine INWG: 72 December 1974 December 1974 Version This document describes the functions to be performed by the internetwork Transmission Control Program [TCP] and its interface to programs or users that require its services.
SPECIFICATION OF INTERNET TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROGRAM - December 1974 - Vinton Cerf, Yogen Dalal, Carl Sunshine. – agnesdelmotte
Minitel Research Lab, USA. The World's First Digital Camera by Kodak and Steve Sasson. En 1979, une chaîne de mails sur la science-fiction inventait l'internet d'aujourd'hui. 1982 Happy 30th birthday emoticon! :-) - News - Gadgets & Tech. 1982 Les smileys ont 30 ans, et leur créateur n'est pas content ;) 1987 GIF Creator, Steve Wilhite, Receives Lifetime Achievement Webby Award. 1987 GIF nytimes.
The Story of the First Photo on the Web. The First Photo on the Web. The first photographic image ever uploaded to the Web was a Photoshop disaster.
It was created to sell something, and featured attractive women in a come-hither pose. In short, photo-uploading was born with some original sins that have never quite washed away. SMS Turns 20 With A Touch Of Festive Cheer. Every time we invent a new communications device, somebody has to decide what the first every message will be.
So, 20 years ago today, when 22-year-old British engineer, Neil Papworth, was trying out Vodafone's new SMS system out for the first time, what did he send? Well, as it was nearing Christmas, there was really only one choice: MERRY CHRISTMAS Every time we invent a new communications device, somebody has to decide what the first every message will be. Sometimes this is planned in advance and has a weighty meaning. 1994 The First-Ever Banner Ad on the Web - The Atlantic. "People who don't like Comic Sans don't know anything about design" Interview: ahead of his talk at London's V&A museum on Friday, typographer Vincent Connare talks to Dezeen about creating the typeface that designers love to hate.
Vincent Connare was one of the early pioneers of digital typeface design, working on fonts for Agfa and Apple in the early 1990s before joining Microsoft, where he designed both the web-friendly Trebuchet font family and the now infamous Comic Sans MS. "It was important at Microsoft to show people how things could be done. The group back then were doing things five years or more ahead of everybody," Connare told Dezeen.
"We were addressing issues with various types of screens and devices. Today we are actually doing less internally in the code of fonts than we did 15 years ago. " 1996 Jennicam: The first woman to stream her life on the internet. Image copyright JKR In 1996, 19-year-old Jennifer Ringley turned on a webcam that sat on top of the computer in her college dorm room.
In that simple act, writes Aleks Krotoski, she changed the modern world. It would be, at first glance, a perfectly innocent thing to do. But rather than use the cam to speak to friends and family back home in Harrisburg, Pennyslvania, she used it to do a most unusual thing: to broadcast herself live, to a globe of strangers, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. In our social-media-strewn world of overshared snapchatting, this is not news. 1996 jennicam. 1998 - In the Garage Where Google Was Born. It all started in a garage that you can still find with minimal effort — especially if you're using Google Maps.
Less than one mile off U.S. Route 101, the highway that links San Francisco to the rest of Silicon Valley, you'll come to a quiet neighborhood a stone's throw from Stanford's beautifully manicured campus. 1998 Google! Google.stanford.edu Searching the Web has increasingly become a two-stage process--execute a search, then wade through the results trying to find what you're actually looking for.
Google! , an ongoing research project at Stanford University, helps you access the most relevant finds more quickly, and rivals Yahoo!
2001 L'étonnante histoire du fond d'écran de Windows XP, l'image la plus vue au monde. Pour la troisième année consécutive, "l'Obs" revient cet été sur plusieurs photos qui ont marqué l'histoire. A la une des journaux, dans les pages de nos livres d'école ou arborées fièrement sur nos tee-shirts, elles ont fait le tour du monde. Mais connaissez-vous l'histoire secrète de ces clichés mythiques ? La photo la plus vue de tous les temps ? Vert et bleu profonds. Ombres harmonieuses. C'est l'une des photos les plus vues de tous les temps, mais aussi celle qui marque le triomphe des banques d'images – paysages apaisés de carte postale, neutres, anhistoriques, impossibles à distinguer de pures créations numériques.
Après avoir travaillé pour le "Los Angeles Times" et réalisé des missions de documentation pour l'Agence environnementale américaine, le photographe Charles "Chuck" O'Rear, dépêché en 1978 par le "National Geographic" dans la vallée de Napa, grande région viticole de Californie, avait décidé de se spécialiser dans les photos de vignobles. Extase dans la vallée de Napa. On January 15, 2001, a new kind of free encyclopedia first went online. Thank you for 15 years. #Wikipedia15. On June 23rd, 2003, the Second Life virtual world launched to the public. #Web30 #ForTheWeb…
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Feb 8, 2005 Google Maps - Mapping your way. The first ever YouTube video was uploaded 15 years ago. The first ever YouTube video was uploaded on April 23, 2005 -- exactly 15 years ago, today. YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim posted the 18-second video, titled "Me at the zoo. " It has since garnered over 90 million views. 21 mars, 2006 jack : just setting up my twttr... 2006 Silicon Valley’s All Twttr. Dodgeball is so New York! In Silicon Valley, its all Twttr! Twttr is a new mobile social networking application written by Noah Glass (and team), an Odeo-guy, a long time compadre of Blogger founder Ev Williams.
(Twttr is a side project.) It is not a very complicated application – and which is what makes it so addictive and at the same time annoying. Twttr has married Short Code Messaging, SMS with a way to create social groups. The first-ever hashtag, @-reply and retweet, as Twitter users invented them. Twitter is pretty simple, but it started out even simpler. The 140-character messaging service launched on March 21, 2006 with no way to send a reply or retweet someone. And it certainly didn’t have hashtags. Those peculiar conventions, which make Twitter both irresistible and confounding today, were invented by its users. After a while, the company picked up on each trend and adopted it as an official part of the service.
Now, the @ and # symbols are among the most crucial elements of Twitter’s identity. The first @-reply @ buzz – you broke your thumb and youre still twittering? The at symbol has a long history of indicating replies on the internet, from message boards to chat rooms. Anderson’s tweet was hardly the first to include an @, but the previous uses were mostly shorthand for the word “at,” usually in reference to a location. The emergence of @ to mean a reply was a crucial development in Twitter’s history. @-replies caught on quickly from there. The first hashtag. Rsa: @ buzz - you broke your thumb... Davidville. Ericrice: ReTweet: jmalthus @spin Yes! Chrismessina: how do you feel about using... Micah : I am starting Follow Fridays. 2010 Photo by kevin. 2 Years Later: The First Instagram Photo. Jan 16 2011 First #Selfie On Instagram. The Malware Museum : Free Software : Download & Streaming. Software eye favorite 1 comment 1. How 20 popular websites looked when they launched.
2. facebook.com - launched in 2004 3. myspace.com - launched in 2003 4. yahoo.com - launched in 1994 5. youtube.com - launched in 2005 6. wikipedia.org - launched in 2001. The first version of Google, Facebook, YouTube and more (and what they can teach us about starting small)