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Timeline for Technology
(04/07)  An image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover is transmitted in the first successful long distance demonstration of television. (Digital History ID 474)
(02/14)  ENIAC, the first general purpose electronic computer, is unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania, and costs almost $500,000 (nearly $6 million in 2008, adjusted for inflation). The ENIAC is designed to calculate artillery firing tables for the United States Army's Ballistic Research Laboratory, but its first use is in calculations for the hydrogen bomb. (Digital History ID 36)
(08/06)  The World Wide Web debuts as as a publicly available service on the Internet. Tim Berners-Lee, who builds all of the tools necessary for a working Web, posts a short summary of the project: "The WorldWideWeb (WWW) project aims to allow all links to be made to any information anywhere... The WWW project was started to allow high energy physicists to share data, news, and documentation. We are very interested in spreading the web to other areas, and having gateway servers for other data. Collaborators welcome!" (Digital History ID 15)
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