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Today in Tech History: May 3, 2008Ron Popeil was born, surgeons conducted the UK's first heart transplant, the sport of Geocaching began.
Hi, I'm Molly Wood from CNET TV. It's May 3, 2008. Here's what happened today in tech history. On this date in 1935, a great man was born. Ron Popeil, the American pitchman and inventor who created, among MANY other things, the Chop-O-Matic food processor, the smokeless ashtray, the Inside-The-Shell Egg Scrambler, and the phrase "set it and forget it." "But wait, there's more!" He made that famous, too. On this date in 1968, surgeons conducted the UK's first heart transplant. And finally, in 2000, the sport of Geocaching officially began. Geocaching is the game of hiding a small, waterproof container and then posting the location online. It became possible after President Bill Clinton authorized civilian use of accurate GPS ... remember that from May 1st? The first recorded geocache coordinates showed up on Usenet on May 3, posted by Dave Ulmer of Beavercreek, Oregon. That's it for today, let's see what we can dig up for tomorrow. See you then.the ages.