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Commercial Computer Mouse Introduced

Commercial Computer Mouse Introduced

April 27, 1981 Xerox introduces the Xerox 8010 Star Information System, the first commercial system utilizing a computer mouse, among other now commonplace technologies. The 8010 was geared towards business and was…

Sprechen Sie Sassy?

Sprechen Sie Sassy?

April 29, 2004 The Sasser worm is released into the wild, infecting over 1 million Windows computers worldwide. Looks like 1 million PC users stepped into a big pile of…

Sprechen Sie Sassy?

Sprechen Sie Sassy?

April 29, 2004 The Sasser worm is released into the wild, infecting over 1 million Windows computers worldwide. Looks like 1 million PC users stepped into a big pile of…

World Wide Web Made Public Domain

World Wide Web Made Public Domain

April 30th, 1993 At the urging of Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web protocol, the directors of CERN release the source code of World Wide Web into…

GPS Gets Less Selective

GPS Gets Less Selective

May 1, 2000 The U.S. government removes Selective Availability from its Global Positioning System, improving the accuracy of civilian GPS devices from 100 meters to 20 meters. GPS Gets Less…

World Wide Web Made Public Domain

World Wide Web Made Public Domain

April 30th, 1993 At the urging of Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web protocol, the directors of CERN release the source code of World Wide Web into…

Sprechen Sie Sassy?

Sprechen Sie Sassy?

April 29, 2004 The Sasser worm is released into the wild, infecting over 1 million Windows computers worldwide. Looks like 1 million PC users stepped into a big pile of…

Commercial Computer Mouse Introduced

Commercial Computer Mouse Introduced

April 27, 1981 Xerox introduces the Xerox 8010 Star Information System, the first commercial system utilizing a computer mouse, among other now commonplace technologies. The 8010 was geared towards business and was…

Chernobyl Virus Melts Down PCs

Chernobyl Virus Melts Down PCs

April 26, 1999 The first known virus to target the flash BIOS of a PC, the CIH/Chernobyl Virus trigers on this day, erasing hard drives and disabling PCs primarily in Asia…

Do You Yahoo?

Do You Yahoo?

April 25, 1996 Yahoo! begins advertising its web-based search service on national television, featuring the tag line “Do You Yahoo?”. The ads first air during Late Night with David Letterman,…