Today in Tech History – January 19, 2018

Today in Tech History logo1883 -The first electric lighting system using overhead wires went into service in Roselle, New Jersey.
http://www.boroughofroselle.com/History/

1983 – Apple released the Lisa, the second commercial computer with a graphical user interface (after the Xerox Star). It only cost $9,995 too!

http://techcrunch.com/2010/01/19/happy-birthday-lisa/

1986 – Brain became the first computer virus released into the wild. It was a boot sector virus transmitted by floppy disks. The Farooq Alvi Brothers of Lahore, Pakistan created the virus.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/19/pc_virus_at_20/

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