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. Temps de lecture: 9 min Il y a quarante-neuf ans, lorsque les ordinateurs furent mis en réseau pour la première fois, le précurseur de l’internet que nous connaissons aujourd’hui n’intéressait que la science.
Arpanet, la création de l’Advanced Research Projects Agency –ARPA, l'ancêtre de la DARPA d’aujourd’hui–, avait pour objectif de permettre aux scientifiques bénéficiant de financements par l’armée américaine de partager deux denrées alors incroyablement rares et coûteuses: le temps et la puissance de calcul. Réseau des réseaux À l’époque, seule une poignée d’universités disposaient d'ordinateurs. La seule façon d’en utiliser un –ou de transférer un fichier d’un appareil à un autre– était de voyager jusqu'à l’endroit qui l'hébergeait. 1982 Happy 30th birthday emoticon! :-) - News - Gadgets & Tech. Regardless of your view, as emoticons celebrate their 30th anniversary this month, it is accepted that they are here stay.
Their birth can be traced to the precise minute: 11:44am on 19 September 1982. At that moment, Professor Scott Fahlman, of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, sent an email on an online electronic bulletin board that included the first use of the sideways smiley face: "I propose the following character sequence for joke markers: :-) Read it sideways. " More than anyone, he must take the credit – or the blame. The aim was simple: to allow those who posted on the university's bulletin board to distinguish between those attempting to write humorous emails and those who weren't. 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.
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 don’t often click on banner ads these days—at least not on purpose, anyway.
In fact, many internet users actively go out of their way to never see advertisements. Ad blockers create all kinds of problems for companies that rely on ad dollars to pay their workers (cough cough like journalists cough), but it’s understandable why ad blockers appeal to people. Display ads are too often clunky, ugly, and intrusive—all kinds of ad trackers collect and sell data about people. "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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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… Who Made Google's Map Pin?
Feb 8, 2005 Google Maps - Mapping your way. 23 april 2005. 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. 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. Rsa: @ buzz - you broke your thumb... 19 February 2007. More than 100 million blogs will be online in 2007. 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. The first version of Google, Facebook, YouTube and more (and what they can teach us about starting small) 6.5K Flares Filament.io 6.5K Flares ×