Today in Tech History – November 22, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1963 – One of the most famous 8mm home movies ever recorded was filmed on a Model 414 PD Bell and Howell in Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. The Zapruder film showed President John F. Kennedy and Governor John Connally being shot.

http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/11/1122zapruder-films-jfkennedy-assassination/

1995 – The first feature-length film created entirely using computer-generated imagery was released to theaters. Toy Story grossed more than $350 million worldwide, making executive producer Steve Jobs, very happy.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114709/

2005 – Microsoft’s Xbox 360 went on sale in North America. The follow-up to the Xbox would become a smash hit.

http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/nov-22-2005-xbox-360-hits-stores-11946797

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2 Comments

  1. Chuck Rogers
    November 22, 2017

    Hi DTNS podcasters and members,

    Does the announced terms of internet deregulation, specifically the rule that it abolished local area regulation, mean that the gates of competition are opened. Free from local protective legislations or agreements?

  2. November 28, 2017

    No it’s not that wide. It means local governments can’t overrule the FCC guidelines. Where the FCC doesn’t rule specifically local governments are free to do as they please.

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