Today in Tech History – – October 31, 2018

2000 – The Soyuz TM-31 launched, carrying Expedition 1 the first resident crew to the International Space Station, including Yuri Gidzenko, Sergei Krikalev and William Shepherd. The TM-31 was used as the crew’s lifeboat while on the station.

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2000/iss00-43.html

2000 – Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) and Napster agreed to develop a service for swapping and sharing music. The service never materialized.

http://cnnfn.cnn.com/2000/10/31/bizbuzz/napster/

2007 – Nintendo of Japan finally ended support for the repair of FamiCom game consoles, the Japanese name for NES, citing a shortage of parts. End of an 8-bit era.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/10/18/nintendo-of-japan-calling-it-quits-on-famicom-hardware-support/

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