Tech History Today – May 16

In 1888 – Emile Berliner demonstrated his flat disc recording and reproduction in a lecture he gave to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, which was printed in the institute’s Journal (vol. 125, no. 60).

In 1946 – At the meeting of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE, now IEEE) in San Francisco, Jack Mullin demonstrated the world’s first professional-quality tape recorded in the US.

In 1960 – While working at the Hughes Research Laboratories of the Hughes Aircraft company in Malibu, California, physicist Theodore Maiman used a synthetic-ruby crystal to create the first laser.

2 Responses to “Tech History Today – May 16”

  1. Sadly no, David. It was taking too many production resources and wasn’t getting any advertising, so we stopped production on it. But I loved writing it so much I’ve kept it alive here as a blog entry.