CBC Television Home computers are going to be big in the 1980s, and they’ll become interconnected with cable TV and telephones. Electronic mail, electronic newspapers and electronic banking are not far off, and neither is shopping at home. But with this information explosion there is also the risk of invasion into Canadians’ privacy. In this […]
March 5, 2020 8:00 AM Zack Bloom On the 11th of January 1982 twenty-two computer scientists met to discuss an issue with ‘computer mail’ (now known as email). Attendees included the guy who would create Sun Microsystems, the guy who made Zork, the NTP guy, and the guy who convinced the government to pay for Unix. The problem was simple: there […]
Isolated from the rest of the world, one woman pushed computing from a geeky obsession into a transformative industry.
The computer pioneer who built modern China By Leila McNeill19th February 2020 In April 1960, China’s first home-grown electronic digital general purpose computer – the Model 107 – went live. Xia Peisu, the machine’s engineer and designer, had just made history. After decades of war with Japan and the Chinese Civil War in the first […]