Category: technology

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Inside a computer lab at t…

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Inside a computer lab at the astronautics division of General Dynamics, June 13, 1968.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

American poster for Westworld, 1973.

American poster for Westworld, 1973.

Glenn Research Center, Ohio, 1983: A NASA scie…

Glenn Research Center, Ohio, 1983: A NASA scientist with an Apple II computer and a monitor by Zenith. Also, an “aerodynamic particle sizer” and “fluidized bed aerosol generator.”

The dangers of igniting the atmosphere, accord…

The dangers of igniting the atmosphere, according to Nikola Tesla, as noted in the El Paso Daily Herald, January 2, 1900.

The Altair 8800 microcomputer, illustrated by …

The Altair 8800 microcomputer, illustrated by Robert Tinney on the cover of BYTE magazine, January 1977. A drab, polluted present through the window. A clean, colorful future on the screen. 

As his friends watch, youngster Ian Levitt pla…

As his friends watch, youngster Ian Levitt plays a game on an Apple IIe computer at Cali-Camp in Topanga, California, July 22, 1984. Photo by Toru Kawana.

(Los Angeles Public Library)

German radar at the beach near Arromanches les…

German radar at the beach near Arromanches les Bain, Normandy, France, 22 June 1944. (WW2DB)

Computer scientist Margaret Hamilton in 1969, …

Computer scientist Margaret Hamilton in 1969, standing next to a stack of computer code that she and her MIT colleagues produced for NASA’s Apollo program.

A computer lab at Offut Air Force Base in Nebr…

A computer lab at Offut Air Force Base in Nebraska, March 20, 1962. PHoto by Thomas J. O’Halloran.

(Library of Congress)

A computer lab at Griffiss Air Force Base in R…

A computer lab at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York, 1984.

(National Archives)