Tech History Today – Jan. 9

In 1901 – The first application for a patent for Meccano was submitted. Known at first as “Mechanics Made Easy,” this invention of Frank Hornby became a worldwide success and is sold in the US under the name “Erector Set”

In 1992 – Apple CEO John Sculley coined the term Personal Digital Assistants, or PDA, and indicated Apple would get into the business of making them later that year.

In 2001 – Apple introduced iTunes for the Macintosh, featuring CD ripping, digital music organizing, and Internet radio.

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