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Статия: Вечната битка между гигантите в ИТ бранша...
Автор: Антон Белев (Bloody)
Категория: Забавно четиво
Публикувана на: 04 Август 2006 г.
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  И малко история за финал

Първите в Интернет
Да погледнем първите 6 компании, който все още са с активни домейни от 1985 година до момента, първите 6, защото те са единствените запазили имената си през 1985 година и все още "поддържат" сайтове в Интернет с тях (или поне поддържат домейните)... Вероятно ви прави впечатление, че сред тях няма нито една популярно и всеобщо известно име :P


1. Symbolics - www.symbolics.com
Сайтът е активен, но самата компания отдавна не се занимава с основната си дейност...

Symbolics, Inc. (or simply "Symbolics") was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and later in Concord, Massachusetts, with manufacturing facilities in Chatsworth, California (a suburb of Los Angeles). Its first CEO, chairman, and founder was Russell Noftsker. Symbolics designed and manufactured a line of Lisp machines, single-user computers optimized to run the Lisp programming language. Symbolics also made significant advances in software technology, and offered one of the premier software development environments of the 1980s and 1990s, now sold commercially as Open Genera for the DEC (now a part of HP), Alpha. The Lisp Machine was the first commercially available "workstation" (although that word had not yet been coined). Symbolics was a spinoff from the MIT AI Lab, one of two companies to be founded by AI Lab staffers and associated hackers for the purpose of manufacturing Lisp machines. The other was Lisp Machines, Inc.

- Повече информация за Symbolics от Wikipedia...


2. BNN Technologies - www.bbn.com
Сайтът е активен и компанията продължава да се занимава активно в областта на информационните технологии...

1948 - Two professors at MIT, Richard Bolt and Leo Beranek, established a small acoustics consulting firm, and soon added a former student of Bolt's, Robert Newman.
1949 - BBN won its first major consulting contract, designing the acoustics for the United Nations General Assembly Hall...


- Повече информация за BNN Technologies от официалният сайт на компанията...


3. Thinking Machines Corporation - www.think.com
Сайтът продължава да съществува, но вече като собственост на Oracle под формата на образователен портал...

Thinking Machines Corporation was a supercomputer manufacturer founded in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1982 by W. Daniel Hillis and Sheryl Handler to turn Hillis's doctoral work at MIT on massively parallel computing architectures into a commercial product called the Connection Machine. The company moved in 1984 from Waltham to Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, close to the MIT AI Lab and Thinking Machine's competitor Kendall Square Research. Besides Kendall Square Research, Thinking Machines' competitors included MasPar, which made a computer similar to the CM-2, and Meiko, whose later offerings were similar to the CM-5. Thinking Machines was acquired by Oracle Corporation in 1999.

- Повече информация за Thinking Machines Corporation от Wikipedia...


4. Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation - www.mcc.com
Домейнът е регистриран до 9 юли 2007 година, но в момента няма активен сайт, би трябвало на този адрес да е имало съдържание някъде до към лятото на 2004 година или поне от тогава е последният запис в Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

In late 1982, several major computer and semiconductor manufacturers in the United States banded together and founded MCC as an American answer to Japan's Fifth Generation Project, a large Japanese research project aimed at producing a new kind of computer by 1991. The Japanese had formed consortia as early as 1956. [2] Such formations were illegal in the United States until the 1984 Congressional passage of the "National Cooperative Research Act" [3] Many European and American computer companies saw this new Japanese initiative as an attempt to take full control of the world's high-end computer market, and MCC was created, in part, as a defensive move against that threat. Since then, MCC's membership has diversified to include a broad range of high-profile corporations involved in information technology products, as well as government research and development agencies and leading universities. MCC terminated operations in 2001.

- Повече информация за Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation от Wikipedia...


5. Digital Equipment Corporation - www.dec.com
сайтът е активен и продължава да съществува, но вече като част от Hewlett-Packard Development Company, която погълна Compaq, която преди това беше закупила DEC...

Digital Equipment Corporation was a pioneering company in the American computer industry. It is often referred to within the computing industry as DEC. (This acronym was once officially used by Digital itself, but the official name was always DIGITAL.) Its PDP and VAX products were arguably the most popular mini-computers for the scientific and engineering communities during the 70s and 80s. DEC was acquired by Compaq, which subsequently merged with Hewlett-Packard. As of 2006 its product lines were still produced under the HP name. From 1957 until 1992 its headquarters was in an old woolen mill in Maynard, Massachusetts.

- Повече информация за Digital Equipment Corporation от Wikipedia...


6. Northrop Grumman Corporation - www.northrop.com
Домейнът е регистриран до 5 ноември тази година, но сайт в момента няма. Последният запис в Internet Archive Wayback Machine е от февруари миналата година. Всъщност компанията продължава да съществува, но вече използва нов домейн - www.northropgrumman.com, което означава, че най-вероятно старият е зарязан на произвола на съдбата...

Originally formed in California in 1939, Northrop Corporation was reincorporated in Delaware in 1985. In 1994, Northrop Aircraft merged with Grumman Aerospace to create the company Northrop Grumman. Northrop Grumman Corporation is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company is the third largest defense contractor in the world, the world's largest radar maker (with over 850 ground-based radar installations), and the number-one builder of naval vessels. As of 2004, it had 125,000+ employees working at hundreds of sites in the U.S. and abroad, and an annual revenue of US$30.7 billion. Northrop Grumman ranks #58 on the 2005 Fortune 500 list of U.S. industrial companies.[2]

- Повече информация за Northrop Grumman Corporation от Wikipedia...


Надявам се полезен този материал да се е оказал от една страна забавен, тъй като е написан с не малка доза хумор, но и полезен тъй като се базира на едно "парченце" от историята на Интернет и по-специално на компаниите, който първи са решили да се "хвърлят" в новата по онова време и много потенциално изглеждаща сфера на глобалната мрежа...

Пп. Надявам се липсата на шаренийки (изображения) в този материал да не ви е отказала да го прочетете до края... :P


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