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This Day in Computer History: December 27

Today marks the anniversary of Time magazine naming Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos “Person of the Year.” Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 26

Today marks the anniversary of the Time Magazine awarding the personal computer its “Man of the Year” award. Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 25

Today marks the anniversary of the first test of the early internet by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau. Read about its and more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 24

Today marks the anniversary of the announcement that the patent on the GIF format would be enforced, sending ripples through the software community. Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history

This Day in Computer History: December 23

Today marks the anniversary of the first demonstration of the point contact transistor and the launch of YouTube’s Channel for the Queen of England. Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history

This Day in Computer History: December 21

Today marks the anniversary of the Children’s Internet Protection Act being signed into law to protect children from sexual content online. Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

Space History – the Week of December 21

This week marks the anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission, during which men orbited the Moon for the first time in history, and the births of both Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler. Read more in this chronology of notable events in the history of space exploration.

This Day in Computer History: December 20

Today marks the anniversary of the beginning of Apple’s acquisition of NeXT Software. Read about it and more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 17

Today marks the anniversary of the release of version 2.6.0 of the Linux kernel. Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 16

Today marks the anniversary of the signing of two significant pieces of legislation, the No Electronic Theft Act and the CAN-SPAM Act. Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 15

Today marks the anniversary of the release of the first commercial web browser and the first prison sentence ever handed down for “wardriving.” Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 12

Today marks the anniversary of the earliest seeds of CERN and Apple Computer’s initial public offering, the most successful in history. Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 14

Today marks the anniversary of the conception of the first high-speed electronic digital computer capable of operating in real time. Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 11

Today marks the anniversary of the first internet-wide man hunt and the injunction baring Microsoft from bundling its Internet Explorer from its OS. Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history

This Day in Computer History: December 9

Today marks the anniversary of what some would call “the mother of all demos,” Engelbart’s introduction of the NLS. Read about it and more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 10

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of the first programmer in history and the founding of the RipCo BBS. Read about these events and more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 8

Today marks the anniversary of IBM’s sale of its PC division and the beginning of the partnership between Microsoft and Ericsson. Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 7

Today marks the anniversary of the inauguration of one of the first supercomputers and the first demonstration of Bluetooth technology. Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 6

Today marks the anniversary of the publication of one of the most over-used statistics ever released regarding the net. Read about it and more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.

This Day in Computer History: December 5

Today marks the anniversary of the completion of the first program-controlled digital computer and completion of the first computer science thesis. Read more in “This Day in Computer History”, a chronology of notable events in the computer, ecommerce, and software industries on this day in history.