Today in Tech History – June 15, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1878 – Photographer Eadweard Muybridge used high-speed photography to capture a horse’s motion. The photos showed the horse with all four feet in the air during some parts of its stride. Stop-motion photography was born.
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/91483062/

1949 – Jay Forrester wrote down a proposal for core memory in his notebook. Core memory was the standard for computer memory until advances in semiconductors in the 1970s.
http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4375442/Forrester-records-a-proposal-for-core-memory-in-his-notebook–June-15–1949

1987 – Compuserve’s Sandy Trevor and his team, which included inventor Steve Wilhite, released GIF version 87a. The new enhanced format allowed people to create compressed animations. “Under Construction” GIFs everywhere became possible.
http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/gif-history-steve-wilhite-olia-lialina-interview/

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