Today in Tech History – August 19, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1839 – At a crowded meeting of the Paris Academy of Sciences, Louis Daguerre demonstrated the process of making photos called daguerreotypes.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v144/n3642/abs/144341b0.html

1906 – Philo Farnsworth was born on Indian Creek in Beaver County, Utah. He would grow up to inspire the beloved professor character on Futurama. He also gets credit for inventing the first completely electronic television.

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blfarnsworth.htm

1934 – Gordon Bell was born in Kirksville, Missouri. He would grow up to help build PDP computers and oversee the development of DEC’s VAX series.

http://www.thocp.net/biographies/bell_gordon.htm

2003 – Dave Winer posted an experiment with RSS enclosures. It allowed subscribers with the right aggregator to have an MP3 of an interview Chris Lydon did delivered with no click-wait. This would lead to Christopher Lydon becoming the first podcaster before it was called podcasting.

http://scripting.com/2003/08.html#When:9:49:05PM

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