Re: History of the IT industry

Subject: Re: History of the IT industry
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 21:02:17 -0700

Most of this "history" looks like a reach to me.
The phonograph and the radio when there are
people working in computers and software
posting to this very list who don't "recognize"
themselves as part of the "IT industry?" Why
not just start off by claiming cave paintings,
wet clay and the sharpened stick?

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
> 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.


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