History of the IT industry

Subject: History of the IT industry
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 13:27:50 +1000

Here's an interesting site that cites the invention of the slide rule in
1625 as a starting point for the history of IT.

That's debatable. I would have thought the invention of the pocket protector
worthy of a mention.

But anyway, from a cursory reading it is clear that by the 1950s we were
well into IT as we would recognize it today.


http://www.caslon.com.au/itindustry/itdates1.htm

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Mike West
Melbourne, Australia



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