Juri Jaquemet
Dr. phil., Curator of the Information and Communication Technology Collection, Museum of Communication, Berne

1. October 2018

Technology | 20th / 21st century | Economy | Article | Featured

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When colour television came to Switzerland

Precisely 50 years ago, the first scheduled colour television broadcast flickered on to Swiss TV screens. This historic TV event was preceded by tough wrangling over technical standards.

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20. February 2018

Technology | 20th / 21st century | World of museums | Featured

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ERMETH – Computer made in Switzerland

Anyone who wanted a computer in the 1950s had to develop one. The Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) set itself this challenge and invented the first computer built in Switzerland.

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8. January 2018

20th / 21st century | Society | Featured | Best of

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NATEL – from status symbol to everyday object

In 1978, PTT launched the National Car Telephone, or Natel for short, heralding the start of mobile telephony’s meteoric rise. By the turn of the millennium, the Natel had gone from being a status symbol in Switzerland to an everyday object which everyone takes for granted.

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