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Category Archives: Tracking the Past

As Armstrong Stepped Onto Moon, 17 Georgia Prisoners Escaped

I was 10 years old when the late Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, but I remember it like yesterday. I clipped quite a few articles at the time because … Continue reading

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August 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy 44th Birthday, Intel

Here’s an interesting factoid. Intel was founded 44 years ago today by physicists Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce and venture capitalist Arthur Rock. Moore and Noyce had left Fairchild Semiconductor … Continue reading

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July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Blast from the Past: Electronic News

I just found an archival site that houses old Electronic News Articles, including 95 pieces that I wrote between 1991 and 1993. I wrote more than that, but the service … Continue reading

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June 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Integrated Circuit was First Described 60 Years Ago Today

Sixty years ago today the integrated circuit was first described Geoffrey Dummer. Who? Yeah, that’s what we said. But a quick look into history shows that by all rights, Dummer … Continue reading

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May 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs. You made everything all right.

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October 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

First Indy 500 Won by Ray Harroun 100 Years Ago Today

‎100 years ago today, Ray Harroun won the first running of the Indianapolis 500 race in his Marmon “Wasp,” driving at an average speed of 74.6 miles per hour and … Continue reading

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May 30, 2011 · 2 Comments

100 Years Ago: US Supreme Court Rules Standard Oil a Monopoly

Exactly 100 years ago today, on May 15 1911, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. US, 221 US 1 (1911) that Standard … Continue reading

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May 14, 2011 · 1 Comment