Today in Tech History – September 9, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1940 – In McNutt Hall at Dartmouth College, George Stibitz demonstrated the first remote operation of a computer. He connected to his Complex Number Generator at Bell labs by telephone using 28-wire teletype cable.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stibitz_plaque_0708_edited-1.jpg

1947 – While troubleshooting the Harvard University Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator, operators found a moth trapped between the points of relay #70 in Panel F. They affixed the bug to the log and wrote “First actual case of bug being found.” While this was not the first use of the term ’bug’ for a computer problem, ‘debugging’ became popular for fixing bugs after this case.

http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2013/09/18/the-very-first-computer-bug/

1995 – The Sony PlayStation went on sale in North America.

http://thenextweb.com/media/2015/09/09/playstation-turns-20-in-the-u-s-heres-a-look-back-at-the-consoles-evolution/

1999 – The Sega Dreamcast debuted in North America. However many were distracted by the supposed 9/9/99 bug that ended up being just as much of a non-problem as the Y2K bug.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2009/09/the-swirl-that-shook-gaming-the-sega-dreamcast-turns-10/
http://www.zdnet.com/9999-not-a-problem-say-bug-experts-3002073449/

2014 – Apple announced the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6+ along with Apple Pay, a system that used NFC for payments. The company also unveiled the Apple Watch.

http://thenextweb.com/apple/2014/09/09/apple-unveils-apple-watch/

2015 – Apple announced a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a new Apple TV with a hard drive and remote with a touchpad and the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus with force touch capability.

http://thenextweb.com/apple/2015/09/09/everything-apple-announced-at-its-september-2015-event/

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