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This Week in Tech History: First Non-Human “Man of the Year”

On this edition of "This Week in Tech History", Chris tells us of the discovery of X-rays as well as Time Magazine's 1982 Machine of the Year

This week in 1895 – Wilhelm Röntgen, a German mechanical engineer and physicist, published a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays. And we’re still using them, 121 years later.

1952 – The first transistorized hearing aid was offered for sale by Sonotone Corporation.

1968 –The crew of Apollo 8 entered into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed ten lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures.

And this week in 1982 – The Man of the Year in “TIME” magazine was a non-human for the first time. A computer received the honors as 1982’s “greatest influence for good or evil.”

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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