The first internet communication was underwhelming, thanks to a computer crash. But a lot has happened since then – including key decisions that helped build the internet of today.
Stories passed down from the ancient world tell of self-powered machines able to move on their own – robots – playing key roles in historic moments.
It's 2019. And yet faxing is still often more secure, easier to use and better suited to existing work habits than computer-based messaging.
Buttons don't always make things easier – and using them can be fraught with peril and troubling power dynamics.
Even our most anonymous objects, like the portable electric drill, are sources of cultural expression. It's time to learn their history.