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January 1, 1983: ARPANET Switches TCP/IP

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Arpanet

Arpanet

1983 – It was an order by the U.S. Under Secretary of Defense, Richard DeLauer. The ARPANET was to have finished a conversion from the Network Control Protocol it was on, to Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol. Otherwise known as TCP/IP.The transistion went smooth, and everyone got a button for their hard work stating “I survived the TCP/IP transition”.

Wikazine – Full show notes for January 1

  • Happy 18th Anniversary, Bill and Melinda Gates
  • The Kermit project begins
  • DOD and Walmart implement RFID tags
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December 19, 1974: First “Do it Yourself” Altair Kit

Altair

Altair

1974 - Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) puts out the first ever “Do it yourself” Altair 8800. You would get it through Popular Mechanics Magazine, then assemble it yourself. This is a turning point in home computer setup. The price for an Altair 8800 kit – $397 – and it included Microsoft Altair BASIC.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for December 19

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August 5: Internet2 Switches to IPv6

Internet2

August 5, 2002: Internet 2 switches to IPv6

2002 – The Internet2 – Otherwise known as the Abilene Network – deploys Internet Protocol v.6. The switch from IPv4 was to give a network layer that could include packet-switched internetworks. This increases the IP addresses available.

Focused on members’ technology needs since 1996, Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education (R&E) organizations to solve common technology challenges, and develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. Activating the same partnerships that produced today’s Internet, our members are forging the future Internet through community, an unsurpassed innovation platform, and trans formative, above the-network services and applications.

- from About the Internet2 PDF

Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for August 5

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  • eDonkey goes on-line
  • Steve Jobs “Oops” announcement on Mobile ME
  • First radio broadcast of a baseball game
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August 2: Apple Mighty Mouse Release, Controversy

Mighty Mouse

August 2, 2005: Apple Mighty Mouse released

The Apple Mighty Mouse was first released in 2005. It was the first mouse since Apple Lisa that had multi-button functionality. A $49 price tag made it a real addition to your machine.However, this mouse was not without controversy. Another company – Called “Man and Machine” – created a mouse for the medical field. It was also given a trademark for the Mighty Mouse name a year before Apple. Yet Apple still received a Trademark for the mouse.

Now some may say “What about the mouse that saves the day”. According to trademark laws, their trademark was for a cartoon character, whereas Apple and Man and Machine made a mouse.

Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for August 2

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  • IBM introduces the 370 series
  • SGI switches to Intel chips
  • The Ionizer is arrested
  • Google Surpassed Apple as top global brand
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June 6: Steve Jobs Last Keynote, Apple Switches to Intel

 

Steve Jobs

June 6, 2011 Steve Jobs gave his last keynote for Apple

2005 - Steve Jobs spoke in front of the masses at the WWDC announcing that Apple will switch their processors from PowerPC to Intel. He then showed off the Mac OS X running on aPentium 4 CPU. The reasoning was that PowerPC chips took too much power to run and also ran hotter than an Intel chip.

2011 – It was also a sad day, as Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave what was to become his last keynote at WWDC. He introduced us to iCloud – a new service so you do not need a computer to connect your iPad or iPhone. iOS got an upgrade to version 5, and Jobs announced Mac OSX Lion. Also announced was iTunes Match, a way to keep your music in the cloud.

Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 6
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  • TI 99/8 is introduced
  • The first Internet connection
  • Palm releases the Palm Pre
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