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January 15, 1990: AT&T Reboots

 

 1990 – AT&T suffers the oddest outtage nationwide. A switch in New York crashed, then rebooted. This caused the other switches linked to the New York switch to also reboot. The cascade continued on until all 114 switches were rebooting on 6 second intervals. The continued failure lasted for 9 hours, leaving 60,000 customers without long distance calling. The problem was resolved when engineers found a bug in the latest update dealing with 4ESS long distance switches. They applied a patch which stopped the crash-reboot cycle. Wikazine – Full show notes for January 15 [dithcarbon] Intel acquires Xircom Wikipedia is launched Coveritlive...

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June 25, 2009: Michael Jackson Passes, Social Media Goes Down

 

 2009 – Pop star Michael Jackson is rushed to the hospital. He first was in a coma, but then it was reported he passed away. This brought several social network sites down from the flood of  reminiscence and questions. Google search had problems, too, as people would search on the pop star. Wikipedia was stressed due to continual edits to his Wiki page. A major change was made to MediaWiki after that incident to lock down certain pages when major events occur. Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 25 [dithcarbon] Paul Allen places an offer of $30...

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March 16, 1995: WikiWikiWeb – First Wiki

 

 1995- The worlds first Wiki was created as Ward Cunningham invites people to add and edit content. WikiWikiWeb was officially launched on March 25th, as A Wiki is a database that can be a community collaboration. Six years later, Wikipedia is launched. From: ward To: stevep Subject: New Service on PPR Date: Thursday, March 16, 1995 11:06AM Steve — I’ve put up a new database on my web server and I’d like you to take a look. It’s a web of people, projects and patterns accessed through a cgi-bin script. It has a forms based authoring capability that doesn’t require familiarity with...

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January 15, 1968: Ralph Baer Patents First Video Game

 

 1968 – Ralph Baer applies for a patent on a TV game system he designed. This, of course, sparks the Video Game age and Ralph becomes the inventor and Pioneer of the field. In 2006, he was honored with a National Medal of Technology for the advancement. Wikazine – Full show notes for January 15 [dithcarbon] Intel acquires Xircom Wikipedia is launched Coveritlive and Twitter goes down for Steve Jobs Keynote

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2012 Tech Year in Review

 

  Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s Day in Tech History annual year in review post. Just like last year we take a look at what happened the last 365 days. Of course all content will be added to the Wikazine page (www.wikazine.com) so you can enjoy the podcast episodes for 2013. Jump to: January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October – November – December 2012 in Review [box]January[/box] January 2 – An error was found in OS X Mail, which discarded attachments for saved messages January 4 – Scott Thompson...

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Day in Tech History Hits 1000th Episode

 

 On May 5th, 2012, the Day in Tech History podcast hit it’s 1000th episode. It was a milestone I thought was going to hit on June 15th, but made a mis-calculation. Still, after 1000 episodes, Day in Tech History is still going strong! I started the Day in Tech History as the Week in Tech History on Geekazine as part of the Geekazine Quickcast. I made the conscious decision to move the show to it’s own podcast in August. On 8-10-2009, the Day in Tech History officially began. Recording 365 episodes was a real beast. However, I put my head...