The Intel 1702, the first erasable programmable read-only memory developed by Intel in 1972.
Not nearly as secure as the WOM developed much later. :P
It’s wonderful that so many research papers and journals are moving to the open-access model. People should be able to read the research that their tax dollars fund.
But as a note of caution, not all open access is created equally. John Bohannon of Science magazine sent fake papers to 304 open-access publishers. 157 of them (at least) accepted it, despite the fact that it was 100% made up.
The Zen of Love and Death
The historical development of video game controllers seems to have been part of the greater and more general enthusiasm for handheld gadgets. The same enthusiasm that has changed the way we communicate. A fascination with hand tools and our own ingenuity.
However in other areas, we may be shifting away from some types of machines. Specifically the box machines. Too many inelegant audio solutions, too many dissimilar boxes stacked under and over the screens.
Perhaps there could be a shift, while we are nearing single digit nanometer processing. If people don’t really want the boxes but love manipulating machines with their hands (manus). Why not put everything in our hands and visually clear the mind of clutter?