Though many people mistakenly credit IBM with the first PC in 1981, the Apple II came out four years earlier, in 1977.
Slack spread through businesses like wildfire, initially in the tech and media sectors, but now much more widely. At its public launch in February 2014, it had 17,000 users. As of April 1st, 2016, that number had rocketed to 2.7 million daily active users.
Companies often visit my office, or invite me to theirs, to brief me on new products, Web sites, or software before they are released - usually a few weeks or days ahead of time. I don't review most of these products.
I actually think it's against the rules at Vox Media to work there if you've never dropped an iPhone.
Amazon's 'Twitch' appears to be creating a service that operates like Twitter.
The textile industry became a huge deal in 19th century America, kind of like the tech industry is today. And that immigrant tradition continues, especially in tech, America's most dominant and dynamic industry today.