Tech History Today – Dec. 7

In 1963 – The CBS broadcast of the college football game between Army and Navy featured the first use of video instant replay during a sports telecast. Some people got confused and called to complain.

In 1972 – The last Apollo moon mission, Apollo 17 was launched. The crew took the famous Blue Marble picture that now graces desktop background everywhere.

In 1999 – Six months after its birth, Napster is sued by the Recording Industry Association of America. The Industry refuses to settle, thus insuring that digital music sales will remain low for years to come.

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