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When Tech Was Just “Tech”

Before you can talk about a new technology, you have to put it in quotes. It’s like a hazing ritual for new ideas.

1. Computer “Chips” - 1965

2. “Supercomputers” - 1972

3. “Glitch” - 1978

4. Computer “Virus” - 1988

5. “Portable” Computers - 1985

6. Digital “Memory” - 1949

7. “Spamming” - 1994

8. “Web Browsers” - 1995

9. “Social Network” - 2004

10. “Program” and “Bit” - 1964

11. “E-mail” - 1987

12. The “Blog” - 2000

Most of these came from the NYT archives and Google Books. Feel free to post your own finds in the “comments.”

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