Category Archives: Tech History

My Original iPhone Reviews, 2007

Me and my still-working original iPhone from 2007 Today is the 10th anniversary of Apple’s iPhone going on sale. Back in June/July 2007, I waited online overnight at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in Manhattan for my original iPhone, then … Continue reading

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CES at 50: Lessons Still Not Learned

CES at 50: Lessons Still Not Learned

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50th Anniversary of CES

The first CES took place June 25-28, 1967, and I wrote numerous (admittedly similar) pieces about it for: TWICE – CES Turns 50 Sound & Vision – CES at 50: From Humble Origins to Global Showcase Dealerscope – CES: The Summer … Continue reading

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Where Old TVs Go to Live

Here’s my story on Huff Post all about my visit to the Early TV Museum in Hilliard, OH.

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The Day Radio Died

The day the U.S. entered World War I a century ago, April 6, 1917, Woodrow Wilson also ended all amateur radio broadcasting in America for more than two years. I told this story on the CTA i3 Blog, which you … Continue reading

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The Technology Forest: Don’t Get Lost in the Woods

The Technology Forest: Don’t Get Lost in the Woods Believe it or not, there is a somewhat timely pattern to the historical disruption caused by technology advances. Let’s call the individual technology advances the trees, and the profound business and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Gadgets of the Last 50 Years

  As part of the CES 50th anniversary commemoration, in my role as newly-minted historian for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA, the industry and lobbying group who produce CES), I helped collect around three dozen historically significant gadgets for display. … Continue reading

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Welcome to TV’s 5th Wave

A piece exploring the historical waves of country-dominated TV suppliers over the last 50 years from the U.S. to Europe to Japan to Korea and now, maybe China? – for Digital Technology Consulting. Read on here.

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Happy 125th Birthday, David Sarnoff (David Who?)

It is so frustrating that people even within the consumer electronics industry don’t know who David Sarnoff is. I took the opportunity of his 125th birthday (Feb. 27) to explore Sarnoff’s unparalleled impact on technology for a huge chunk of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison (Nikola Tesla Fans Exempted)

February 11 is Thomas Edison’s birthday, and in this year’s commemoration I report on the sudden surge in Edison vs. Nikola Tesla for re/code.

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