Today in Tech History – October 14, 2015

20140404-073853.jpgIn 1884 – US inventor George Eastman received a patent on his new paper-strip photographic film. It would reign for more than 100 years until digital stole its thunder.

In 1977 – The Atari 2600 was released in North America, though it may have been available in Macy’s and Sears on September 11.

In 1985 – The first official reference guide for the C++ programming language was published. It was written by the language’s creator, Bjarne Stroustrup.

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