The Very First Wikipedia Entries For 19 Tech Icons

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

Single-serving tumblrs tend to fizzle out and die before their first day is even up, but First Drafts of History might actually have some staying power. Because when it comes to hunting down the more delightfully bizarre of Wikipedia's first entries, there's enough material to last a lifetime.

The new Tumblr comes from John Overhault, who performs a vaguely similar role over at Harvard's Houghton Library as a curator of early modern books and manuscripts. John's just getting started, though, so we figured we'd give him a break and do our own dirty work.

Here are some of tech's most prescient, shortsighted, bizarre, and/or just all around wonderful first draft Wikipedia entries. Think you might know one that's better? Just click the "View History" button on any Wikipedia page, and show us what you've got down below. [Kottke]


Smartphone

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

iPhone

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

Android

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

Facebook

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

Twitter

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

Google+

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

Reddit

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

4Chan

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

Chat Room

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

Cloud Computing

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

iPod

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

Zune

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

Nexus Q

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

MiniDisc

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

Microsoft

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

OS X

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

WebOS

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

Tesla Motors

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

SpaceX

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

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