techversaries

The World Wide Web Went Public 20 Years Ago Today

The World Wide Web Went Public 20 Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today, something happened that changed the digital world forever: CERN published a statement that made the technology behind the World Wide Web available to use, by anybody, on a royalty-free basis.

Bill Gates And Paul Allen Recreate Iconic 1981 Microsoft Photo

Bill Gates And Paul Allen Recreate Iconic 1981 Microsoft Photo

Back in 1981, Bill Gates and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pulled of an audacious feat: they licensed MS-DOS to IBM in a deal that saw them retain entire control of the software. To mark the occasion, the pair were photographed amid a sea of contemporary computers — and now they’ve…

FDR Gave His First Fireside Chat 80 Years Ago Today

FDR Gave His First Fireside Chat 80 Years Ago Today

Obama may seem like a “hip” man of the people, with his Google+ hangouts and his Reddit AMAs and his talking to the kids over the Twitters, but he’s just following in FDR’s trailblazing footsteps. Because, on March 12, 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the very first president to…