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Tech Time Warp
Tech Time Warp: Happy 59th birthday to Sketchpad

Tech Time Warp: Happy 59th birthday to Sketchpad

Your Apple Pencil or Surface Pen hardly seems remarkable now—but did you know the ancestor of these styli was first introduced 59 years ago? So begins our Tech Time warp back to January 7, 1963, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)...

/ January 7, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The slow rise of video phones

Tech Time Warp: The slow rise of video phones

Chances are you’ve used Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime in the past week. Video-conferencing is so entrenched in modern life, it’s hard to understand why a May 30, 1996, announcement by AT&T and Intel about their new PC-based videophone left some...

/ May 31, 2019
AI is just a tool to make you work smarter

AI is just a tool to make you work smarter

It’s common to think of artificial intelligence as something you either have or don’t. It’s often talked about in the kinds of terms associated with an “arms-race,” where one company or country is going to gain an upper hand over...

/ February 21, 2019
The 6 rules for using AI effectively within your MSP business

The 6 rules for using AI effectively within your MSP business

Are you taking advantage of the great opportunity that Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers to your IT Solution Provider or Managed Service Provider (MSP) business?

/ January 31, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Patent issued for Williams Tube, an early form of RAM

Tech Time Warp: Patent issued for Williams Tube, an early form of RAM

After World War II, British electrical engineer Frederic Williams found himself on the hunt for his next project. During the war, he had developed radar technology that could identify friendly aircraft, using “Friend or Foe,” or IFF, radar. So, what...

/ December 14, 2018
Linux Foundation is looking for a few good MSPs with networking expertise

Linux Foundation is looking for a few good MSPs with networking expertise

The Linux Foundation is looking for managed service providers (MSP) and systems integrators to start contributing to multiple projects seeking to transform networking using open source code.

/ December 13, 2018
Tech Time Warp: The Birth of Pong and the Video Game Industry

Tech Time Warp: The Birth of Pong and the Video Game Industry

The patrons of Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California, didn’t know they were witnessing history during the night of Nov. 29, 1972. On that evening Al Alcorn installed the game Pong at the bar, jumpstarting the video game industry.

/ November 30, 2018
Tech Time Warp: Bill Gates and the Lakeside Programmers Group

Tech Time Warp: Bill Gates and the Lakeside Programmers Group

Never underestimate the PTA’s power to change the world. If you need proof, look no further than Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder, billionaire philanthropist, and 1973 Lakeside Prep School alum got his start in technology when the Lakeside Mothers Club...

/ November 23, 2018
Tech Time Warp: If you give a mouse a patent

Tech Time Warp: If you give a mouse a patent

On Nov. 17, 1970, U.S. Patent 3541541A was issued to Douglas Engelbart, a Stanford University researcher. The patent was for the “X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System,” which — if you’re either skilled in tech speak or a computer...

/ November 16, 2018