I honestly don't see where this article actually talks about history of version control. Looks like a bunch of sentences poorly put together and the post as a whole barely makes sense.
If you want to read about the actual history of version control, check out this post by LayerVault.
Totally agree. Wasted 3 minutes reading an ad. Like one of those 1960s full page ads
LOVE HOW IT STARTS OUT IN ALL CAPS AND I'M TOTALLY STEALING THAT FOR SOME WEBSITE SOMETIME SOON. Will have to mess around with some font sizes and stuff to make it look good I bet, but it looks kinda fancy somehow and I don't believe I've seen this anywhere of late?
LayerVault? Psh. Never trusted that lot.
Meh content. There are bunch of things are miss.