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On 8 April 1991, a team from Sun Microsystems retreated to a secret place to begin work on the development project called “Oak”, later renamed to Java.

The Hollerith Electronic Computer (HEC), the first mass-produced business computer of the United Kingdom that was introduced to the public more than sixty years ago, is now a thrilling exhibit at the National Museum of Computing (TNMOC)  in the UK. The 2 by 3 metre first variant can be seen here by visitors.

The top-level .eu domain is considered to be Europe’s unique internet identity, the introduction of which had a dual aim: increasing the visibility of the European Union on the worldwide web, and promoting the development of commerce in the internal market.

Bill Cambell, nicknamed as “the Coach” because of his wise counsel to Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Jeff Bezos and great many other heads of giant companies and IT experts, died of cancer at the age of 75 on 18 April.

The first and practically the only comprehensive internet programme magazine, called Internet Guide (Internet Kalauz, IK), was published in February 1996, at the dawn of internet use in Hungary.

It was three years ago on 20 November that the British National Museum of Computing (TNMOS) rebooted the world’s oldest working computer, the Harwell Dekatron, also known as WITCH (Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing from Harwell).

The first version of Windows was released for sale at shops on 20 November 1985, and was about to be installed in hundreds of millions of desktop computers in the coming 30 years.

Mentalfloss dug up an episode of the popular American computer science series, the Computer Chronicles from twenty years ago.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit was launched 15 years ago, and by today it has become an online knowledge database that is a “must” for anyone.

The most harmful viruses of the good old past are on display, like in a zoo, at the Malware Museum.

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