First Click: Take a look back at tech history with this simple trick

Did you know that ten years ago today Google launched its ill-fated Checkout service? Or that nine years ago today people were queuing up to buy the very first generation iPhone? Were you aware that eight years ago today we saw Bill Gates 2.0 lounging about on a Sunday morning after having just retired from Microsoft? Did you know that seven years ago today Steve Jobs returned to work as Apple CEO after a five-month medical leave, or that six years ago today was the launch of Hulu Plus, or that HP was still considering licensing webOS five years ago today?

I know this, not because of my incredible powers of recollection, or super-skilled Google queries. No, I know this because of a trick I use to expose Techmeme’s excellent historical…

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