Today in Tech History – November 7, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1960 – The JOSS (Johniac Open Shop System) conversational time-sharing service began on the Rand Corporation’s Johnniac computer. Time sharing reduced the time programmers had to wait after turning in their punch cards.
http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2012/11/mco2012110012.html

1994 – University of North Carolina student radio station WXYC began what is considered the world’s first Internet radio broadcast. DJ Michael Shoffner set it up. The simulcast continues today.

http://www.wxyc.org/about/simulcast

1996 – NASA launched the Mars global surveyor, humanity’s return to Mars after a 10-year absence. The mission discovered much about the Geology of the planet.

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/programmissions/missions/past/globalsurveyor/

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  1. November 15, 2017

    “”One programming language, JOSS (Johnniac Open Shop System), does have a specific birth date—November 7, 1960. JOSS was developed by J.C. (Cliff) Shaw at Rand Corporation to give users a hands-on “

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