1969: The First Whisper Of The Internet

With the world so interconnected by the internet today, it’s hard to appreciate that just a half-century ago it didn’t even exist.  In fact, social media, your favorite news sites, even the word “online” wouldn’t exist if it
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Back-to-School Tech for Your Children

By Nathaniel Sillin It’s increasingly common to find classrooms filled with the blue hue of computer and tablet screens. Early education or postgraduate work, there’s a shift towards technology-driven, or at least technology-aided, schooling. Students that learn to use technology to stay organized, conduct in-depth research and collaborate with peers can also (more...)

Sotheby’s Is Auctioning The “First Apple”

On June 15 the rare piece of computer history - Apple l - is seen on display at Sotheby's in New York .It has not a screen, but still works. The Apple I was a personal computer released by the Apple Computer Company in 1976. They were designed and hand-built by Steve (more...)

City Partners Continue “Freedom Rings Partnership”

Philadelphia OIC opens one of 77 KEYSPOT computer locations across Philadelphia. Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the City’s partners launched a mobile KEYSPOT powered by the “Freedom Rings Partnership” site at the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC). This mobile KEYSPOT is a tech van providing computer, internet access and training to (more...)

Get A Better Night Sleep Tonight!

Yikes! More than two thirds of Americans do not get the recommended average amount of sleep per night. These are the people who drive with us on the roads, operate heavy machinery, teach our children… and what’s worse… I’m one of them! I had to do some research to figure (more...)

The Results Of This Year’s Green Card Lottery Has Invalidated

22,000 people that had won a special U.S. visa lottery would be greatly disappointed, because their "luck" turned out to be a computer glitch, and the drawing would have to be redone. The US State Department announced, that the results of this year’s Green Card lottery 2012 has (more...)

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Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Rithmatic, and…Computers?

Throughout my career as a English student, I was constantly reminded that the print and journalism industry is rapidly changing and transitioning from a business of pencil and paper to a more digital dimension. Gone are the days where spelling and grammar skills are sufficient enough to get by in (more...)

Beatles! Welcome To iTunes!

The Beatles are now available on iTunes. The two sides - Apple Corps & iTunes - have traded lawsuits since 1978, when the Beatles alleged that the computer maker, incorporated as Apple Computer in 1977, infringed on the band's trademark in the name and logo of Apple Corps." The Wall Street (more...)

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