Tag: Tech Time Warp

Tech Time Warp is a weekly feature that looks back at interesting moments and milestones in tech history.

Koobface Worm
Tech Time Warp: Koobface worm begins to spread

Tech Time Warp: Koobface worm begins to spread

Back in August 2008—when you were still juggling Facebook and MySpace profiles—unsuspecting social networkers found their machines infected by Koobface, a particularly nasty computer worm. Koobface (an anagram for Facebook) caught its victims by tempting them with tantalizing Facebook links...

/ August 4, 2017
Apple's Lisa computer
Tech Time Warp: Apple begins work on the Lisa

Tech Time Warp: Apple begins work on the Lisa

While everyone else was at the beach during the summer of 1979, Steve Jobs began work on—you guessed it—another product that would change the world. The Lisa, introduced to the marketplace in 1983, was Apple’s first foray into personal computers...

/ July 28, 2017
Email outage chaos
Tech Time Warp: Email Outage Chaos

Tech Time Warp: Email Outage Chaos

The Internet makes life so much easier … except when it doesn’t. Just like a bad cold makes you appreciate breathing through your nose, an Internet outage makes you realize your reliance on email and texts and streaming services. The...

/ July 21, 2017