Take a stroll down memory lane and discover when each of these ground-breaking, tech-related innovations and discoveries became a reality.
Months of the Year
- The first iPhone is unveiled by Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007. “Project Purple” as it was code named throughout production was the first smart phone to fully utilize the touch screen as well as run on a computer operating system.
- The phonograph is patented on February 19, 1878. This invention was the first of its kind to be able to record and reproduce sound.
- The first HDD is patented on March 11, 1970. Because of the hard disk drive, future storage services such as the cloud could become a reality
- The first lap top is released on April 3, 1981. While it may have only included a single sided, single density 64 KB floppy drive the Osborne 1 revolutionized the possibilities for micro-computers.
- The first fiber optic is tested by AT&T on May 11, 1977. Without the invention of the low-loss optical fiber our “information superhighway” would not be possible.
- The first public color TV is demonstrated on June 27, 1929. From that point on and regardless of how large or small the device, the masses expected to view it in color.
- The Sony Walkman is released in Japan on July 1, 1979. The Walkman TPS-L2 forever changed the way people would listen to music on the go.
- The World Wide Web debuts on August 6, 1991. After months of strictly professional use Tim Berners-Lee opened up his invention to the public and transformed communication as we know it.
- Genetic fingerprinting is discovered by Dr. Alec Jeffreys in September 1984.This remains our only unique identifier that cannot be altered or appear exactly as someone else’s.
- Sputnik, the first human-made satellite to orbit the earth, is launched by Russia on October 4, 1957. This milestone sparked the space race.
- The first CGI is used in movie “Westworld” on November 21, 1973. The first use of this was done to pixelate photography in order to capture a robot’s point of view.
- The first home security system is patented on December 2, 1969 by Marie Brown. This gave homes a new level of security never before available to the populous.
We love this infographic from our friends at Eastern Kentucky University Online. It takes an in-depth look at what can happen to a business when a natural disaster hits. Don’t let your business be one of the six in ten that don’t protect their most crucial files. Be sure to protect your business files with MozyEnterprise cloud backup.
In 1943 IBM’s president said that the world market for computers was only five! If he were around today he would be amazed at the progression of speed in the computer processor. Take a look at this infographic that details the progression of processor speed from the first transistor computer to the XBox One.
Did you know that September 12 is Video Games Day? Be sure to take some time to enjoy your favorite video game today. Until then, take a look at our infographic, The Progression of Football, to see if your favorite football game is among those that revolutionized the gaming industry.
As the internet has become a common part of the world, it has become easy to take for granted just how fast that information is transferred. Perhaps a comparison between some other things that are notoriously quick can grant some perspective.
In this snapshot infographic, explore Mozy’s fast-paced “then and now” journey since 2006 — its growth of online backup customers and their data that has paralleled the explosion of the digital world.
We’re big fans of infographics here at Mozy (evidence: mozy.com/blog/infographics and mozy.com/infographics). In 2009 we produced an infographic titled “How Much is a Petabyte?“. This post has been extremely popular, and accounts for about 15% of all traffic to the Mozy blog. It has bounced around between the 2nd and 4th position on the first page of Google search results for “petabyte”.
We’ve produced an update to that original graphic. This new infographic is interactive, meaning it changes as you scroll down. There are also places where you can change the data shown by using sliders. This is the first one we’ve done, and we’re pretty excited about it. We hope you like it as well. We’ve got more planned! View the infographic in it’s entirety here.
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With this infographic, Mozy offers an appreciative “Ode to the IT Pro”. We celebrate those hard working individuals who tackle our BIOS issues and listen sympathetically while we tell them how we forgot our password or can’t remember what we need to do to get our office email on our cell phone.
One way to look at IT pros is to compare them to a car mechanic. If your engine is broken, you can somtimes still roll down the windows or listen to the radio, but you’re not going to get anywhere, and you’re going to need a lot of help to get things right. The IT team in your company has the knowledge they need to take care of all of your tech problems, big or small. The IT role has become increasingly complicated with policies like BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), laptops (taking a computer to and from work and on the road can be tough on the hardware), and employees using all sorts of backup and file sharing tools to collaborate, potentially exposing sensitive company data.
Without these hardworking individuals, much of the work that we’re able to do on a daily basis would grind to a halt, slowed by error messages, malware, email issues, and a WiFi password that nobody knows. IT professions often work in the shadows, climbing under your desk to figure out why your mouse isn’t working, or taking a flashlight to the server room to see if they can find that file you need from four years ago. They don’t often get the recognition and praise that a position like theirs deserves. That changes today – IT pros, this one’s for you!