Today in Tech History – December 16, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1935 – A Time magazine article described the use of the pattern of capillaries in the retina as a means of identification called eye prints. Hello biometrics!

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,755453,00.html

1947 – John Bardeen and Walter Brattain applied two closely-spaced gold contacts held in place by a plastic wedge to the surface of a small slab of high-purity germanium. It was the next step in the development of the Transistor.

http://www.pbs.org/transistor/science/labpages/labpg3.html

2002 – Creative Commons formally launched, unveiling Machine-Readable Copyright Licenses and a revamped website.

https://creativecommons.org/2002/12/16/creativecommonsunveilsmachinereadablecopyrightlicenses/

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