History of Technology



3-D printing has probably been around longer than you think - but only in recent years has it really started to flourish. Check out the...

3-D Printing: History, Overview and Future Perspectives


Computer pioneer J.C.R. Licklider envisioned a future where humans and computers would work together in harmony and have a symbiotic...

Another Look at Man-Computer Symbiosis


The concept of a web of information navigated via links predates the World Wide Web. Learn about some of the conceptual pioneers behind the...

The Pioneers of the World Wide Web


C is one of the most enduring programming languages in history. Learn about its origins, uses and why it's still in use after nearly 50...

The History of the C Programming Language


Email has changed a lot over the years, and so have the programming languages behind it. Here we take a look at which languages are used...

The Programming Languages That Built Email


As computing power has increased, programming languages have evolved to take advantage of enhanced computing resources. Learn more about...

Computer Programming: From Machine Language to Artificial Intelligence


Computers all use binary, right? Well, not quite. Ternary (or 'trinary') computers use three bits instead of two, increasing computing...

Why Not Ternary Computers?


For better or for worse, the impact of technology has never been more obvious than in the music industry.

Technology and Music: From Records to Digital Recordings


The first digital divide was financial - separating those who could afford modern technology from those who could not. However, we are now...

The Digital Divide: A Technological Generation Gap


Computer programming can be traced all the way back to 1843 - before computers even existed! Throughout the ages, computer programming has...

From Ada Lovelace to Deep Learning


The concept of robotics is constantly changing, with new innovations pushing the boundaries of modern technology. However, there are...

5 Defining Qualities of Robots


The web has become a tool that nearly everyone uses on a daily basis. But this hasn't always been the case - the World Wide Web has gone...

A Brief History of Web Development


Most people think of computing as a relatively modern innovation, but the Antikythera Mechanism proves that assumption wrong. Created over...

The Antikythera Mechanism: The World's Oldest Analog Computer


Many hands had a part in the development of the Internet. It was a collaborative effort of the military, academia and private enterprise.

Architects and Builders of the Internet Cathedral


Most people picture computer programmers as men, but in fact, many of the first programmers were women. Here we take a closer look at the...

The Women of ENIAC: Programming Pioneers


Open source strives to contribute to the development community with its history of cooperation, participation, sharing and free...

Open Source and the Spirit of Unrestrained Participation


The technology we take for granted today was once considered revolutionary. Here we examine some of the documents that helped shape the...

7 Computing Manifestos That Changed the World


Digital technology has taken years to reach its current state, and that journey has been punctuated by many important milestones along the...

Milestones in Digital Computing


Artificial intelligence is steadily progressing, for better or worse. What makes a machine "intelligent," and just how intelligent are they...