IBM Announces The Defense Calculator And A Cloud Computing Service

May 14, 2017 Off By Hoofer

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Editorial Staff.

This week’s milestones in the history of technology include the world’s first analog computer, experimenting with the Web via TV in pre-Web days, the birth of the ITU, and IBM’s first commercially available scientific computer and first computing service bureau.

May 16, 1979:

The Associated Press distributes a story titled "Teletext: Soon You’ll Be Punching Buttons and Talking Back To Your TV." Wrote David Briscoe: Using your TV as a data bank with almost unlimited capacity may be only a few years away… Bonneville International’s KSL-TV in Salt Lake City and KMOX-TV in St. Louis, owned by CBS, have been testing a signal capable of giving viewers access to 120 pages of information…

By linking the system to the telephone, access would be opened to million more pages… Bonneville proposes the service for free for television viewers. It would pay for itself… because advertisers could use it to give more information about their products…

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