The First Wiki

March 16, 1995 The worlds first Wiki, WikiWikiWeb was created as Ward Cunningham invites people to add and edit content. A Wiki is a database that can be a community collaboration. Cunningham has said the inspiration for the name Wiki came from the Wiki Wiki Shuttle bus he learned of during a trip to Hawaii. Six years…

First Internet Domain Registered

March 15, 1985 The first Internet domain symbolics.com is registered by Symbolics, a Massachusetts computer company.

Apple Sues Microsoft for Copyright Infringement

March 17, 1988 Apple Computer famously sues Microsoft Corporation for copyright infringement in its Windows operating system. Apple eventually lost the lawsuit in 1995.

March 25, 1996 – Twister is First Movie on DVD

March 25, 1996 The movie Twister becomes the first featured film put on DVD. FYI, it sounds really good in surround sound!

The World’s First Tweet

March 21, 2006 Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sends the world’s first (non-automated) tweet: inviting co-workers A note to future entrepreneurs: when doing the “first” of anything, it may be for posterity so try to be interesting. Kthnx.

Yahoo Acquires Flickr

March 20, 2005 Yahoo acquires the company Ludicorp along with its popular photo-sharing site Flickr. It is reported that Flickr currently hosts more than 5 billion photos.

First Commercial Telegram Sent Around the World

August 20, 1911 The New York Times sends a telegram message to test how fast a commercial message could be sent around the world. Reading simply, “This message sent around the world”,...

March 22, 1960 – Laser Beams Patented

March 22, 1960 The first patent on a laser is issued to Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes, who assign it to Bell Telephone Laboratories. Still, no one has figured out how to attach these “lasers” to the heads of sharks. Throw me a frickin’ bone here

IBM.com and sun.com Registered

March 19, 1986 The domains ibm.com and sun.com come online. These domains are considered the 11th and 12th oldest domains in history.

First Newsletter of the Homebrew Computer Club

March 15, 1975 Issue number one of the Homebrew Computer Club’s newsletter is published. Only 21 issues are published through December 1977, but the newsletter is considered influential in the early culture of the personal computer industry.

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