Category «Computer History»

Who Made That Emoticon?

From the New York Times: “The first line of my obituary is going to mention the smiley face,” says Scott Fahlman, who would rather be remembered for his research into artificial intelligence. But like it or not, Fahlman has become famous for three keystrokes. In 1982, as a young professor at Carnegie Mellon University, he …

Prices in 1999

I was going through some old files yesterday, and I came across the receipt for a monitor, a CD burner, and some CDs that I bout on May 26, 1999 at Costco. The 19″ monitor was $300. 20 burnable CDs were $32.99, and the burner was $389.99. Wow! That was an expensive burner. Now they …

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