Today in Tech History – January 9, 2016

20140404-073853.jpgstrated Year in Tech History at Merritt’s Books site.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 PDAs, 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.

In 2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced an iPod, an Internet device and a phone all in one. It was called the iPhone and would go on sale later that summer. It was pretty popular at the time.

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