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Happy New Year

Author: JLB

Published On: January 23, 2009

2009! 2-0-0-9!!! Wow, seriously where did all that time go? I feel like I just wrote my first blog entry on the site yesterday, and it has already been a full year. For a moment, I would like to look back and reflect on technology over the last 100 years…

The following information came directly from

1999 On December 1, 1999 the most expensive (at the time) Internet domain name was sold by Marc Ostrofsky for $7.5 Million.

1989 The first pocket-sized MS-DOS compatible computer was released.

1979 Software Arts Incorporated VisiCalc becomes the first electronic spreadsheet and business program for PCs.

1969 Gary Starkweather, while working with Xerox invents the laser printer.

1958 President Eisenhower’s Christmas address is the first voice transmission from a satellite.

1949 Claude Shannon builds the first machine that plays chess at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1939 Hewlett Packard is founded by William Hewlett and David Packard. The name is decided on the flip of a coin toss.

1930 Galvin Manufacturing Corporation Auto radios begin to be sold as an accessory for the automobile. Paul Galvin coins the name Motorola for the company’s new products, linking the ideas of motion and radio.

1920 First radio broadcasting begins in United States, Pittsburgh, PA.

1915 The first telephone call is made across the continent.

1901 The first radio message is sent across the Atlantic Ocean in Morse code.

To read more about the trends over the last 100 years, visit

With everything that has happened over the last 100+ years, I am excited to see what 2009 will bring!

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Chad, BOWADX – Franklin TN Web Design

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John, The Perch – Brentwood TN Web Design

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