Technologies That Stick Around

Technologies_That_Stick_Around_ImageWe see new technologies come into our lives everyday. It seems like as soon as we purchase a new computer, a better, more impressive version comes out. It is hard to stay ahead of the technology curve. You may not realize that there are a few technologies that have with stood the test of time.

What qualities does a technology need to accomplish this? Adaptability is at the top of the list, as well as flexibility and configurability. Here are a few that have stuck around for more then a few decades.

Virtual Memory 1962 – This allows systems to use hardware memory more efficiently by recycling space used for memory. This concept led to time-sharing or the ability for systems to multi-task.

MOS Chip 1967 – Metal-oxide semiconductor. This technology is used today to make computer chips and is known as CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor). The technology has been a bit over time so adaptability is one trait that has kept it alive.

C programming language – 1969 – Designed by Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs, C is the most popular and widely used programming language in the world. When you get something right why change it?

It is pretty incredible that technologies invented over 50 years ago still make up the foundation of those we use today. While our machines get thinner, faster, sleeker, and more user friendly, the core technology that makes it all possible is strong enough to withstand the pressures of the machines we dare to dream up.

You can find more technologies that have withstood the test of time here.


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