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Flash Memory was created by Fujio Masuoka in 1984 while he was an employee at Toshiba. The new storage was made to replace all of its predecessors in random access memory. Flash is known as a type of EEPROM (electronically erasable programmable…
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The Internet was set into motion when Vinton Cerk and Bob Kahn developed the Transfer Control Protocol/Internetwork Protocol (TCP/IP) in the 1970s. It consisted of a standard language that would allow different computers to send and receive data…
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The first personal computer sold was a Kenbak-1 in 1971. This computer was created by John Blankenbaker for the Kenbak Corporation. They were sold for $750, which is equivalent to about $5,122 today. Overall this product was not successful, only…
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Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) is a type of internal computer memory created by Dr. Robert Dennard at IBM in 1966. DRAM is included in some of the first moves away from magnetic data storage. There were earlier and faster types of RAM, but due…
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The first computer program was run by The Manchester Baby in 1948, also known as the Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM). The machine was built by Frederic Williams, Tom Kilburn, and Geoff Tootill to test the Williams-Kilburn tube at the…
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The first electronic digital computer was designed by John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry between 1939 and 1942. Unfortunately the duo was unable to finish the endeavor due to more pressing matters during WW2. The computer was later completed by…
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The Harvard Mark 1 is a computer built between the years 1939 and 1944 by a man named Howard Aiken in collaboration with other great minds at IBM. The computer was built and used to make ballistics calculations for the military during WW2. It was a…
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The first roll of photographic film was created by George Eastman in 1885. The film was made with paper rather than the plastics we often see today. It wasn’t until a few years later that film would begin to be on different materials such as…
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The analytical engine was built by Charles Babbage from 1833 until he died in 1871. The machine was meant to be the first automatic mechanical digital computer and would be able to read punch cards to make any calculation. It was steam driven and…
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The first permanent image was taken by Joseph-Nicéphore Niépce in 1826. The work titled “View from the Window at Le Gras” is said to be the world’s oldest surviving photograph. To create the image, Niépce put a mixture of bitumen of Judea (a type…
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The first recognizable social media site, Six Degrees, was created in 1997. It was named after the six degrees of separation concept and allowed users to list friends, family members, and acquaintances both on the site and externally; external…
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The VP-210 was released in May 1999 and used a single 110,000-pixel front-facing camera to send two photos per second via Japan's PHS mobile phone network system. It has a capacity of 20 JPEG photographs. The camera phone was the same size as…
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In the 1980s, photo editing computer programs for personal computers were made. The first version of Adobe Photoshop was released in 1988. Since then, the software has become the industry standard not only for raster graphics editing, but also for…
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In 1975, Kodak engineer Steve Sasson created the first-ever digital camera. The camera was about the size of a breadbox and it took 23 seconds to capture a single image. It took 0.01-megapixel images shot only in black and white that were saved to a…
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"Selfie" has been named as word of 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries (BBC News 2013). To be named as the word of a year, a word does not have to have been coined during the last 12 months to qualify, but it must have been prominent or notable during that…
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In 1925, the earliest prototype of the selfie stick appeared. In this year, A photo from that year shows a man taking a photograph of himself and his wife, with the aid of a long pole which is pointed towards the camera and out of frame. And the long…
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Self-timers allow a photographer to be included in the photograph by delaying the opening of the shutter (Vintagephoto 2001). Self-timer provides great convenience for the development of selfies because people can better control the time when one…
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In 1900, Eastman Kodak released the new Brownie dollar box camera. It was a rudimentary cardboard box camera with a simple meniscus lens that took 2 1/4-inch square photographs on 117 rolls of film (Wikipedia 2019). It was sold for one dollar. One…
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The Kodak simplified #1 box camera, created in 1888 by George Eastman, an American innovator and entrepreneur, was the first "box" camera to gain widespread public acceptance. Its design became the archetype for box camera designs. George Eastman…
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In October of 1839, the Dutch-born chemist Robert Cornelius made Photo Self-Portrait (1839) while standing in the yard behind his family's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lamp store (Eckel, Ruchatz, and Wirth 2018). Setting up his camera at the back of…
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