History

FPGAs

Find out how people are saving classic games through restoration and archiving!

Trojan Horses

Find out what a giant wooden horse and your cyber security have in common!

Zip Files

Zip Zop Zoom! Learn the super cool logic behind 'ZIP' Files!

The Victorian Internet

Learn about some of the ways people use to communicate before the internet!

The Small Internet

From gopherspace to geminispace, the small internet is a lot bigger than you think!

Eternal Batteries

What could we accomplish if batteries lasted forever? These two companies want to find out!

Leonhard Euler

Meet one of modern mathematics greatest contributors, Leonhard Euler!

How Did Wi-Fi Get Its Name?

Wi-Fi is a weird word for sure! But what does it really mean?

Eugene Kaspersky

Learn how Eugene Kaspersky turned his antivirus making hobby into so much more!

Why is Google Called Google?

No need to "Google" the origins of Google, we did the research for you!

What was the First Computer Virus?

This month we will exploring the history of the first computer virus, and it is a creepy one!

History of Zero

Computers would not exist without this number which has an interesting history.

LAGEOS

Two satellites in identical orbits help measure the Earth with a unique plaque for future Earthlings.

Windows? Shut the Front Door!

Join us as we explore the weird history of Windows in computers!

Why Are Computer Mice Called That?

Have you ever wondered why your computer's mouse is called that? Well it all started with a fellow named Douglas and a block of wood...

Programming Memes

A fun, silly way to share your coding trials and triumphs with friends — because everything is better with kittens!

Video Game Light Guns

In the old days, before video game systems had cameras and sensors, programmers had to get creative.

The First Computors

Six women were hired to use their math skills to program the ENIAC computer. They called themselves The First Programmers Club.

The Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine lets you travel back in time to see old websites. Plus the Internet Archive has thousands of vintage games, software, books, and more.

Bits and Video Game History

Dive into the first “console wars” and learn how more bits led to bigger and better games.

Barbed Wire Telephone

How rural America connected itself to the phone grid using barbed wire, glass bottles, and even corncobs!

3D Printing in Space

How 3D printing could help us get to Mars, and create new tools, homes, spacecrafts — even organs!

A Short History of Lorem Ipsum

No discussion of design is complete without the history of lorem ipsum. It's more than placeholder text you stuff into a visual design.

3D in 2D Games

Learn some of the tricks game developers use to simulate an extra dimension.

Games before CD and HDMI

A long time ago, before the internet, games were stored on cassette tapes — just like music! Well, Sort of.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

A short history of virtual and augmented reality with lots of links to learn more.

al-Jazari Automatons

We might think robots are a modern invention. But al-Jazari created amazing automatons in the thirteenth century. Today we would call him a maker.

foo bar baz

These three strange words keep popping up in coding tutorials. What’s their story?

Battery History

Battery history is a critical part of the history of technology. Without stored electricity, there would be no electronics.

Clippy’s Back!

How Microsoft’s funny little assistant led to the AI we know and love today.