American businessman and inventor known for patenting his version of the sewing machine. Though sewing machines had existed before, Singer’s innovations made them practical and easily adaptable for home use. Also, through his Singer Sewing Machine Company he got the device in reach of the common man by having it available on instalments.
Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) created the once popular Altavista Internet search engine. They were also the first computer vendor to launch a public web site at dec.com. Their domain name is the fifth oldest in the world and, at one time, hosted a popular software repository. [more...]