history

The history of technology and technology throughout history; human innovation from the first stone tool to the iPhone and beyond.

Rowan Marley25 days ago
The 10 Biggest Tech Scandals of 2018
The year 2018 has not been a good year for many tech companies and many tech-related organizations. Due to the harsh political climate and the fact that media has been exposing serious transgressions ...
Iggy Paulsen2 months ago
Who Invented the Internet?
The internet has become about as ubiquitous and widespread as air, water, and food. It's considered to be one of the most revolutionary inventions in human history, and has changed the way society beh...
Valerie Holt3 months ago
Tech, Sex, and Race
Technology has exploded over the last 100 years. With technology comes change, most notably in the way that different people interact with each other, with the world, and with how they are viewed. Som...
Jay Tilden4 months ago
Information Societies
The popular notion that our hyper-informed digital age is “unique in history” is a misconception: “every society since ancient Egypt,” writes Martyn Lyons, “has been an ‘information society’”—i.e., a ...
Ryan Epps7 months ago
Biggest Tech Failures of All Time
There's no shortage of technological failures out there; Apple, one of the now largest companies in existence, once created what was called the Apple Newton and, one that was far worse, a gaming conso...
Carol Jax10 months ago
Did the Car Change the Driver?
Remember when, with the arrival of computers, there were alt fan groups like chat rooms, where we could discuss, anything. I belonged to a Keanu Reeves fan group. I had never posted my feelings, thoug...
Chloe Gilholy10 months ago
Ciao Ending Payments for Reviews
It's been something that many of us have seen coming for a long time, but social comparison/product review site Ciao has announced that they will stop paying writers for their reviews and rates. The future of the site always seemed bleak since the announcement of sister site Dooyoo announcing that they will cease to pay for reviews in 2015. Yesterday I wrote my 300th and final review for ciao.co.uk. It is an end of the era indeed, but I will never forget the friends and memories that I have made...
Jake Frommera year ago
Must Watch Internet Culture Documentaries
The technological age has given way to massive paradigm shifts in our daily lives. A new era of communication, sharing, and anonymity is upon us. As everyone finds their niche internet culture, it bec...
Chelsea Pullanoa year ago
Worst Tech Flops of All Time
The tech industry is one of the most profitable business sectors in history. Great inventions help both individuals and corporations become more productive, stay in touch with friends, and even take t...
Patricia Sarkara year ago
Ada Lovelace, The First Computer Programmer
When do you think the first computer came around? Thinking the 80s? 60s? 40s? What if I told you that a computer had been designed back in 1837, and that the first person who programmed for this devic...