Chronological History of Persian Computing

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Behnam Esfahbod

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Dec 3, 2017, 7:27:29 PM12/3/17
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Hi P-C'ers!

A couple of years ago I started putting together resources I found on the history of Persian Desktop Publishing, which is now a wiki page on the GitHub project.

That started further research on the history of Persian Computing and we found ourselves talking a lot about the order of events happening and researching online to find the dates of events. These common scenarios made me realize that we don't have a chronological history of all these events related to Persian Computing and how incomplete the understanding of this history is for every single person.

So, this week I created another wiki page to record the history of Persian Computing, in a simple chronological order. Please find it here: https://github.com/persian-computing/persian-computing.github.io/wiki/History .

Being a GitHub wiki page, every GH user can contribute to this page. Please go ahead and add events that you believe are important to record. If you prefer to not work with GH directly, please send me your content and I'll add them to the page.

The page gets published to this address: http://persian-computing.org/wiki/History


There are two things to remember when contributing:

1) Please keep the structure of every item as close to existing ones, which is:
- <date>, in YYYY-MM-DD, YYYY-MM, or YYYY format (Gregorian),
- <desc>, which is usually only one sentence, unless there's need for extra side info.
- <sources>, link to references, news articles, announcement or blog posts, P-C threads, etc.

2) Please keep it relevant:
- We want to keep record of things that were/are actually used by users, affected other products, or got recognized externally.
- We don't want to list every single personal project related to Persian.
- We also want to records events not directly related to P-C, but affected related events. (For example, ISIRI 820 was a standard for typewriters, but affects computer-era standards.)


As always, comments and feedback are welcome!

Cheers!
-Behnam


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Hooman Mehr

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Dec 4, 2017, 2:12:06 PM12/4/17
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Hi,

During the late eighties to mid nineties Apple also had an influential presence in Persian computing in Iran which deserves to be properly documented. I will try to find some of the people involved with Apple at the time to help contribute to fill this gap.

Hooman Mehr

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Behnam Esfahbod

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Dec 17, 2017, 11:58:36 PM12/17/17
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Thanks, Hooman. That would be great!

And thanks for everyone else who has contacted me off the list. I have update the wiki page with a few more entries.

Please don't hesitate to write to me if there's anything missing.


Best,
-Behnam



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