Monday, August 18, 2008

The Gaming Historian - The Video Game Crash of 1983

Also known as The Video Game Crash of 1984 (or The North American Video Game Crash), this event severely impacted the video game industry. The Gaming Historian covers the major reasons for the crash and the damage it caused.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Forgotten PC history: The true origins of the personal computer

computerworld reports: "But the full story was not that simple. For one thing, the x86's lineage can be traced back four additional years, to 1968, and it was born at a now-defunct firm in San Antonio. The x86 was originally conceived by an all-but-forgotten engineer, Austin O. 'Gus' Roche, who was obsessed with making a personal computer. For another thing, Intel got involved reluctantly, and the 8008 was not actually derived from the 4004 -- they were separate projects."

Here is some history that I didn't know. Read the whole article for more information.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Famous Persons Triva Quiz

Triviaplaza presents: "Do you really know all the famous persons that obtained their fame by doing of having done something with computers? Do you know who Steve Case is? Or why are David Filo & Jerry Yang famous? And do names like Doug Englebart, Tim Berners-Lee and Shawn Fanning ring a bell?"

See how many of these questions that you can answer.