Old News – Transcontinental Telephone

This articles tells of people in NY City being able to hear voices and music from San Francisco. The telephone was patented in 1876 but it took a long time to connect the US. Also in the article, it mentions that people saw a movie with Thomas Watson (Dr. Bell’s assistant) that had sound. This …

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RootsTech – Opening Keynote

The keynote speaker for the opening session of the Rootstech conference was Jay L. Verkler who was the former director of FamilySearch.org. His talk centered on the possibilities of the future of genealogy. He showed a girl in 2060 asking her phone to find her ancestors which it did in just minutes. He also showed …

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My Computer Anniversary

I got my first computer about 30 years ago. I really don’t have an exact date but doing some research, I think am fairly correct. My first computer was a Sinclair ZX81 which I ordered via mail order after seeing an ad in Popular Science. It cost $149 and it was about 6.5 inches square …

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