Tech History Today – Feb. 15

In 1897 – Ferdinand Braun published a paper in the journal Annalen der Physik und Chemie describing his “Braun tube”, the first cathode-ray oscilloscope, which paved the way for the modern CRT.

In 1946 A few days after its first public demonstration, the first practical all-digital computer, ENIAC was formally dedicated.

In 1995 – The FBI arrested Kevin Mitnick on charges of wire fraud and breaking into the computer systems of several major corporations.

In 2005 – Chad Hurley and Steve Chen debuted their new website, YouTube. It would quickly become the place to share videos, and quickly become hated by the movie and TV industry.

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