Today in Tech History – Apr. 24, 2015

20140404-073853.jpgIn 1970 – The Chang Zheng-1 rocket launched, carrying the first Chinese satellite, the Dong Fang Hong-1.

In 1984 – At a meeting called “Apple II Forever“, Apple introduced the portable Apple IIc. The machine came with 128 kilobytes of RAM and a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk drive.

In 1990 – The Space Shuttle Discovery launched with the Hubble Space Telescope on board. The following day, Hubble was released into space.

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2 comments for “Today in Tech History – Apr. 24, 2015

  1. April 24, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Perhaps many have already noticed this but the //c was introduced in 1984, not 1981. The page you reference does mention 1981 when first discussion of a project to create the //c occurred. Perhaps that is how the year ended up incorrect.

    From a happy co-executive producer of DTNS

  2. Tom
    April 24, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Hey thanks Jeremy! You’re the first to point out the typo. Kind of embarrassing but now fixed! Thanks for the note.

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