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December 13, 1982: Atari 1200XL

1982 – After a decent success of the Atari 400/800 line the company noticed the console was looking a little “old”. After all, the Atari 400 actually discolors upon UV light. The 400’s non-tactile keyboard was replaced with the 800’s raised key keyboard. Still, Atari felt they needed to bring this personal computer into the 80’s.Therefore, the 1200XL was born. It was a hybrid computer – using what they called “Sweet 16” – a byte language developed by Steve Wozniak. ¬†It was to manipulate 16-bit pointer data from an 8-bit system. The Atari 1200XL also featured 64 KB of RAM...

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October 8, 1991: Apple vs. Apple is Settled

1991РThe second lawsuit of Apple vs. Apple was settled: Apple computers vs. Apple records (the Beatles label). The suit was about producing music. Of course there was a fine line between the lawsuit Рafter all Apple Computers is in the computer business and Apple Records was in the music making business. Nonetheless, the record label felt that Apple computer was starting to infringe on their turf, so they decided to make the attack. This issue went on a few times, later in the form of iTunes and the iPod. This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for October...

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