Tech Time Machine: 14 March

In a world where capitalism seems to be dominant and unrepentant, it's good to know that there is another way — and that that other way, somewhat ironically, is what powers many of the computer systems, which run said capitalist system.

In a world where capitalism seems to be dominant and unrepentant, it's good to know that there is another way — and that that other way, somewhat ironically, is what powers many of the computer systems, which run said capitalist system.

No prizes for guessing what the subject of today's Tech Time Machine is, but did you know that on this day in 1900, the US joined the gold standard? Or that in 1885, Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado had its public debut in London?

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