Tech Quote

Long-term, we must begin to build our internal strengths. It isn’t just skills like computer technology. It’s the old-fashioned basics of self-reliance, self-motivation, self-reinforcement, self-discipline, self-command.

Steven Pressfield

Tech History

February 16, 1978

Bulletin board system starts working

The first computer bulletin board system is created.

A bulletin board system, or BBS, is a computer server running software that allows users to connect to the system using a terminal program. Once logged in, the user can perform functions such as uploading and downloading software and data, reading news and bulletins, and exchanging messages with other users through email, public message boards, and sometimes via direct chatting. Many BBSes also offer on-line games, in which users can compete with each other, and BBSes with multiple phone lines often provide chat rooms, allowing users to interact with each other.

Tech History

February 15, 2005

YouTube is here!

The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion.The Website is written in Python, Java and JavaScript.As per Feb 2017 rankings, YouTube is the second most visited website in the world .

Privacy is Power – Mo Bitar

Privacy (specifically online privacy) is a matter of concern nowadays.From your social accounts to simple search queries to backed up photos to searching maps,everthing is just capturing your personal information and putting it in this world of internet.

So here is the article which will tell you why privacy is important:

Privacy is Power

Writer:

Mo Bitar,

Working on @StandardNotes, a standard notes app with an un-standard focus on longevity and privacy. https://standardnotes.org

 

Tech History

February 14, 1924

Happy Birthday IBM

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The Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation is renamed International Business Machines, aka IBM.The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) was a holding company of manufacturers of record-keeping and measuring systems subsequently known as IBM.