French photographer and artist famous for inventing daguerreotypy for photography. Daguerreotype process was a photographic process popular for close to 20 years. Daguerre is recognised as one of the fathers of photography.
Altair 8800, sold as a build-it-yourself kit, is generally regarded as the device that sparked the microcomputer revolution. Microsoft's Altair BASIC was the first programming language for the machine. [more...]