Today in Tech History – August 7, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1944 – IBM officially presented the Mark I computer, also known as the IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator, or ASCC, to Harvard. The computer produced reliable results and ran continuously.

http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/markI/markI_chronology5.html

1955 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering released Japan’s first commercially produced transistor radio, the TR-55, sold under the company’s new name, Sony.

http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2009/08/dayintech_0807/

1966 – Jimmy Wales was born in Huntsville, Alabama. He grew up to co-found Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Wales

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