We keep screwing over yesterday’s technology due to an intent focus on what we’re doing today. The problem of planned obsolescence is only getting worse.
Atari executives thought we'd replace roller coasters with arcade machines.
Forty years ago, a handful of fake Japanese characters ended up in Unicode by mistake.
A massive archive of files deleted by YouTube has been saved as a huge torrent file.
Editors of DMOZ, a human-curated web directory say the "community is understandably devastated."
Newspapers said they wanted to protect the print product, but they were raring to go when it came to experimental online news approaches in the early 80s.
A fan-made update to ProDOS is the first since 1993 and is an undeniably heartwarming story.
The web wasn’t common in 1992, but presidential candidates notably took baby steps toward the internet that year—Ross Perot in a bigger way than most.
When AllMusic launched 25 years ago, it wasn't an obvious big data play. But it became one. Hidden in its millions of entries is music's collective history.
It took a while for the internet to turn into a major global force, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. (Peter Gabriel deserves at least some of the credit.)