RE: History of the IT industry

Subject: RE: History of the IT industry
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: Michael West <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 02:01:19 -0400

Michael West wrote (in part):

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

The site also cites the invention of Kellog's Corn Flakes and the
opening of the first European subway in Budapest in 1895 as
significant milestones in the "history of IT".

But if it's on the Web, it *MUST* be true, right??? So I guess
Merriam-Webster must have got it wrong when they cited 1978
as the origin of information technology. Does that mean we can
also discount their definition of the term, since they clearly got
the date wrong?

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