Today in Tech History – Jan. 5, 2014

Today in Tech History logoIn 1948 – Warner Brothers showed the very first color newsreel, featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl football game.

In 1972 – President Richard M. Nixon announced that NASA would develop a space shuttle system, emphasizing its reliability, reusability and low cost.

In 1984 – Richard Stallman began working on the GNU Operating system,a free UNIX-like OS. GNU/Linux is seen as the most successful outgrowth of that project.


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One Response to “Today in Tech History – Jan. 5, 2014”

  1. Lol at the low cost space shuttle, at the outset of that program it was thought that there would be a launch at least once a month, which would have been feasible if the funding of the 1960’s and early ’70s space race had continued, but low cost was just a pipe dream.