Tech History Today – Oct. 29, 2013

In 1675 – Gottfreid Leibniz wrote the integral sign in an unpublished manuscript, a sign that would later haunt the nightmares of students and be widely misapplied on blackboards in movies. So happy Integral Day!

In 1969 – The first ever computer to computer link was established on the ARPANET. UCLA student Charley Kline sent the characters l and o to Stanford the connection crashed before he could finish sending ‘login’ The Internet has been crashy right from the start.

In 1998 – The Space Shuttle Discovery blasted off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

In 2012 – Apple announced Scott Forstall would leave the company in one year, and that retail head John Browett had left the company as well.

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