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1981: The first integrated mouse intended for use with a personal computer makes its appearance with the Xerox Star workstation. Credit: Wired

Profile America: The Mighty Mouse

Thursday, April 27 — For many years, the word “mouse” commonly evoked thoughts of Mickey. But that association began to be eclipsed on this date in 1981 when the Xerox Corporation, then a major developer, introduced the mouse to the commercial […]

UNIVAC-1 was the first  computer and  was used to process data from the 1950 Census of the U.S. population.

Profile America: First American Computer

Wednesday, February 15 — For many Americans nowadays, it’s hard to conceive of life without computers. But such a life is within the living memory of America’s older seniors. The first electronic computer was publicly demonstrated on Valentine’s Day 1946 at […]

by · February 15, 2017 · Profile America, Technology

Profile America: Digital Divide

The first commercial computer, the 13-ton UNIVAC I, began its 12 year — or 73,000-hour — career of number crunching for the bureau in this date 65 years ago.

by · June 14, 2016 · Profile America, Technology