This week in 1946 – A coin-operated television receiver was displayed in New York City. To sneak a peek at various test patterns and a model of Felix the Cat, folks dropped in a quarter. Luckily 70 years later, we’re not having to put quarters into our TVs.
1983 – Bill Gates introduced Windows 1.0. Windows is still the most popular Operating system for personal computers, some 33 years later.
10 years later, in 1993 – Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 was released. The operating system boasted improved support for NetWare and Windows NT, and slipped in numerous architectural changes to improve performance and stability.
1997 – WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).
2007 – The Android mobile operating system was unveiled by Google. Android has gone on to become the most popular mobile OS, worldwide in less than a decade since its introduction.