The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons

By Ashley Feinberg on at

Single-serving tumblrs tend to fizzle out and die before their first day is even up, but First Drafts of History might actually have some staying power. Because when it comes to hunting down the more delightfully bizarre of Wikipedia's first entries, there's enough material to last a lifetime.

The new Tubmlr comes from John Overhault, who performs a vaguely similar role over at Harvard's Houghton Library as a curator of early modern books and manuscripts. John's just getting started, though, so we figured we'd give him a break and do our own dirty work.

Here are some of tech's most prescient, shortsighted, bizarre, and/or just all around wonderful first draft Wikipedia entries. Think you might know one that's better? Just click the "View History" button on any Wikipedia page, and show us what you've got down below. [Kottke]


Smartphone

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


iPhone

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


Android

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


Facebook

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


Twitter

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


Google+

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


Reddit

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


4Chan

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


Chat Room

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


Cloud Computing

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


iPod

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


Zune

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


Nexus Q

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


MiniDisc

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


Microsoft

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


OS X

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


WebOS

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


Tesla Motors

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons


SpaceX

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Tech Icons