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November 1, 1995: Pentium Pro, IBM PCjr Introduced

 

 Intel announced in 1995 the next generation processor – the Pentium Pro. Unlike the Pentium, the Pentium Pro was a chip designed for 32-bit architecture, so Windows 95 and Windows NT could run true.  The processor ran between 150-200 MHz, with a bus speed of 60 MHz (for 150 or 180 MHz processor) or 66MHz (for 166 or 200 MHz processor). The processor used a .35 micron process and prices started at $974 to $1989. This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for November 1 [dithcarbon] 2008 – Novell Open SUSE Community elected board 1996 – DEC sues AltaVista 1983 –...

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October 3: Captain Kangaroo, Mickey Mouse, Buffalo Wings Debut

 

 This is an especially Geeky day, for not only in 1955 was Captain Kangaroo and the Mickey Mouse Club debuting on CBS and ABC, but in 1964 the first Buffalo Wings were made in Buffalo, New York. Hence the name – buffalo wings. There are four different versions of how they came to be. I think we all need to take an evening off and enjoy a beer and wings with your friends. This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for October 3 [dithex] Patent for the Transistor TASCC is opened Bill Gates on Browsing extensions

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October 2, 1997: Worldcom outbid BT – Wins MCI Communications

 

 1997- MCI was under a bid to be purchased by British Telecommunications. Worldcom came in and outbid BT to snag up the company. What made this the coup de grace is it would make Worldcom the #2 telecom provider, under AT&T. The $37 Billion dollar merger would finalize on November 10th. Then, September 1998 – MCI Worldcom would officially launch. This all crumbled in 2002 when Worldcom filed for bankruptcy.  I was an employee of Worldcom and had been since its original namesake LDDS. At the time we were awestruck. -Bill Bartholomew This Day in Tech History podcast show notes...

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Birthdays of Tech History

 

 Happy Birthday. Technology has shaped our lives in so many ways. The people behind the technology have worked in creating the items we use everyday. From mathmatical formulas, to inventions and creations of languages we didn’t know we could learn. This is a list of people who have shaped technology for years. In most cases I have found birthdays. There is some missing information that I hope people can help fill in. Of course, if the person has passed, that will be noted as well. This is also a working list. If you see names that should be on this...