History Stories
CATEGORY: Computers
This Supercomputer Was Programmed to Think Like the Zodiac Killer. No Wonder Its Poetry is So Creepy.
November 14, 2017

Is this what the Zodiac Killer would have sounded like? Read More

The First 1940s Coders Were Women–So How Did Tech Bros Take Over?
September 1, 2017

Computer programming used to be a ‘pink ghetto’—so it was underpaid and undervalued. Read More

In 1950, Alan Turing Created a Chess Computer Program That Prefigured A.I.
August 29, 2017

The first chess algorithm didn’t even run on a computer. Read More

They Can’t All Be iPhones: The Story of Apple’s Forgotten Flop
June 29, 2017

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The World’s First Web Site
August 4, 2016

On August 6, 1991, without fanfare, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website while working at CERN, the huge particle physics lab in Switzerland. Read More

Ancient Greeks May Have Used World’s First Computer to Predict the Future
June 10, 2016

Researchers have deciphered minute inscriptions on the 2,000-year-old Antikythera device that indicate it may have been used as more than an astronomical calculator. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Ada Lovelace
December 10, 2015

Check out 10 surprising facts about the pioneering woman often cited as the world’s first computer programmer. Read More

How World War I Led to the Apple Watch
March 10, 2015

Apple has unveiled its new smartwatch, but if not for a century-old war, the high-tech timepiece may never have been developed. Read More

Great American Garage Entrepreneurs
October 6, 2011

Find out about great American businesses that got their start in garages, including one classic example: Apple Inc., co-founded by the late Steve Jobs in 1976. Read More