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Inside the desperate fight to keep old TVs alive - The Verge
CRTs were once synonymous with television, but by 2014, even stronghold markets like India were fading, with local manufacturers switching to flat-panel displays. Despite all this, picture tube televisions continue to linger. You’ll find them in museums, arcades, video game tournaments, and the homes of dedicated fans. But as the CRT slips further into obsolescence, devotees are navigating a difficult transition between simply maintaining an aging device and preserving a piece of technological history.
crt  television  history  technology  collection 
12 days ago by gilberto5757
What Really Happened with Vista: An Insider’s Retrospective
[Author’s Note: Originally published here, this blog has recently been getting a lot of hits as it was referenced in my recent blog on dogfooding so I decided to republish it on Medium in slightly…
windowsbista  longhorn  programming  history  retro 
21 days ago by gilberto5757
A first look at RPG: turns out it’s not only Role-Playing Games | How Not To Code
Many of you have heard about one of the oldest programming languages, COBOL, and you have also heard that COBOL programmers are much asked for nowadays to maintain old legacy code. There's another old-timer which few know about and which is still in use and will be in use for quite a while for applications…
rpg  rpgii  programming  language  retro  old  history 
6 weeks ago by gilberto5757
A first look at RPG: turns out it's not only Role-Playing Games
Many of you have heard about one of the oldest programming languages COBOL and you have also heard that COBOL programmers are much asked for nowadays to maintain old legacy code. Theres another oldtimer which few know about and which is still in use and...
rpg  programming  language  history  retro  old 
8 weeks ago by gilberto5757
Hungarian Notation Postmortem: What Went Wrong? - SubMain
Today's post focuses on Hungarian Notation. What is (was) this? How did it work, and what went wrong -- why don't people do it much anymore?
hungarian  notation  history  opinion  criticism  discussion  obsolete 
9 weeks ago by gilberto5757
Not Your Father’s Analog Computer - IEEE Spectrum
Scientists and engineers may benefit from a long-⁠abandoned approach to computing
analog  computer  history  retro  old 
10 weeks ago by gilberto5757
NASA's unsung heroes: The Apollo coders who put men on the moon | ZDNet
Learn how pioneering software engineers helped NASA launch astronauts into space, and bring them back again -- pushing the boundaries of technology as they did it.
computing  history  apollo  mission  programmer 
november 2017 by gilberto5757
Did Commodore, more than Apple, contribute to the birth of the personal computer?
In 1980 Steve Jobs gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal claiming: When we invented the personal computer, we created a new kind of bicycle”. In the box placed in the middle of the title you…
commodore  apple  contribution  pc  retro  old  history 
october 2017 by gilberto5757
Episode 11: Interview with Don Chamberlin, designer of SQL database language - Mapping The Journey
A Podcast, where we unmask the people who are making tremendous strides in tech, yet whose stories are seldom heard.
sql  invention  history  design  language  interview  inventor  retro  computing 
october 2017 by gilberto5757
Broken links are everywhere. Perma helps authors and journals create permanent links for citations in their published work.
library  web  archive  academic  tool  law  citation  journal  history 
october 2017 by gilberto5757
The History of Email
A brief look at how and why email was invented.
retro  old  email  internet  service  history 
september 2017 by gilberto5757
Women in technology: why is this still a taboo? | Cheesecake Labs
Technology is a heavily male-dominated area, but women can and should have more recognition and representativeness.
women  technology  history  relevance 
september 2017 by gilberto5757
A girl who codes: Why that matters | Cheesecake Labs
Women are still largely absent on the IT industry, and this must change. This is not only a social matter anymore, it became a strategic business subject.
women  technology  history  relevance 
september 2017 by gilberto5757
The early history of HP calculators
A calculator collector reflects on the early 1970s, when HP's programmable calculators were revolutionary.
hp  calculator  retro  history 
september 2017 by gilberto5757
Bugsnag Blog - The Worst Computer Bugs in History: Race conditions in Therac-25
The Worst Computer Bugs in History is a mini series to commemorate the discovery of the first computer bug seventy years ago. Although these stories are mo...
therac25  error  bug  history 
september 2017 by gilberto5757
The Commodore 64 is the best selling computer Ever
It's not Apple II, IBM PC or ATARI that gave the birth to the personal computer. It was Commodore 64 that did this as it was affordable for the masses. The Commodore 64 g
c64  old  retro  bestseller  computer  history 
september 2017 by gilberto5757
Long Live Gopher: The Techies Keeping the Text-Driven Internet Alive - Motherboard
The Gopher protocol isn’t supported by the modern web basically at all, but despite this, it lingers on, a quarter century from its peak. Here’s how.
gopher  protocol  history  modern  use 
august 2017 by gilberto5757
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