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Moore’s Law Published

Moore’s Law Published

April 19, 1965 Electronics magazine publishes an article by Gordon Moore, head of research and development for Fairchild Semiconductor and future co-founder of Intel, on the future of semiconductor components. In the…

Osborne Executive Introduced

Osborne Executive Introduced

April 18, 1983 The Osborne Computer Corporation officially announced the Osborne Executive portable computer, the follow-up to its extremely successful Osborne 1. This is the computer that according to lore,…

Surveyor 3 Launched

Surveyor 3 Launched

April 17, 1967 The spacecraft Surveyor 3 is launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida. It is the second U.S. spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon (Surveyor 2 crash…

Apple and Commodore

Apple and Commodore

April 16, 1977 On the same day at the first annual West Coast Computer Faire, both the Apple II and Commodore PET 2001 personal computers are introduced. Ironically, Commodore had…

Marcel Brown Technology Services Born

Marcel Brown Technology Services Born

April 15, 2002 Budding entrepreneur Marcel Brown starts his first day as a full-time self-employed professional, after years of helping people and small businesses with their technology needs on the side. It…

Columbia Lands

Columbia Lands

April 14, 1981 The first test flight of the first operational space shuttle, the Columbia, ends successfully as the orbiter lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The post…

Metallica Loses Their Cool

Metallica Loses Their Cool

April 13, 2000 The heavy metal group Metallica sues Napster, alleging copyright infringement and racketeering. This lawsuit, later joined by Dr. Dre, as well as other lawsuits from the RIAA,…

First Space Shuttle Launch

First Space Shuttle Launch

April 12, 1981 NASA launches the first Space Shuttle mission, STS-1, sending the Columbia on its maiden voyage. This mission intended to prove the feasibility of the Space Shuttles in specific,…

Sculley Forces Out Jobs

Sculley Forces Out Jobs

April 11, 1985 Almost exactly 2 years after joining Apple, John Sculley, asks Steve Jobs to step down as head of the Macintosh division at an Apple Computer board meeting. With…

ENIAC Project Started

ENIAC Project Started

April 10, 1943 Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania begin work on the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), which when completed, will become the first general-purpose fully electronic computer, capable…

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