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Stories of Technology (Series)

Produced by William S. Hammack

Most recent piece in this series:

Adam Osborne: Computer Pioneer

From William S. Hammack | Part of the Stories of Technology series | 02:43

Default-piece-image-1 Adam Osborne profoundly changed the way we use computers when he introduced the first portable computer. There was nothing like it before him, but then there was nothing before like Adam Osborne. After writing about the computer industry for several years, he noticed the same gripe from his readers. He put it this way: "How are you supposed to use this machine that comes in five boxes and is wired together like spaghetti?" Seeing an opportunity, he created the Osborne. The size of a sewing machine, it had a five inch screen, and a plastic case with an unpleasant pebbly texture. He pioneered bundling software with the computer.He was also the first entrepreneur to go through the boom and bust of the dot-com industry, so familiar to us today. So fast did his sales increase that the term "hypergrowth" was coined to describe it. Within a year and half from opening, his business had revenues of over 100 million dollars, making his firm the fastest growing company in history. But as fast as he rose, Osborne fell.

The R&B Chronicles - Holiday Program

From WHRV | Part of the The R&B Chronicles series | 59:33

Historical look at R&B Music

Chronicles1_small Perhaps more than any other genre of popular American music culture, soul music is the result of the combination and merging of previous styles and sub-styles in the 50's and 60's. At it's inception soul music combined the African American concepts of gospel and blues sensibilities in creating a passionate, soulful and musical presentation of the African American spirit. Rhythm and Blues is itself a combination of blues and jazz and developed in the 40's as small groups of predominately African American musicians built upon the blues tradition which morphed itself into soul music coming into the 50's. "The R&B Chronicles" is a weekly musical biography that will focus on classic R&B and soul music and feature many of the great artists and groups.... such as Otis Redding, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Earth, Wind and Fire and many more. "The R&B Chronicles" airs Friday evenings at 7pm on 89.5 WHRV-FM. Hosted and produced by Jae Sinnett.