Re: History of the IT industry

Subject: Re: History of the IT industry
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Michael West <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 04:24:53 -0400

Cursory reading shows Sputnik launched in 1954 and "sending signals from
space" in 1957. It was actually proposed in 1954 and launched in 1957.
What other facts and dates are wrong?

Michael West wrote:
> 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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