January 24, 1996: RemoteAccess BBS Released to Public
RemoteAccess BBS is a DOS Bulletin Board System. It’s software was written by Andrew Milner. RemoteAccess was released as shareware and did a crude version of Multitasking.
The final version of RA was released in 1996 (with a Y2K fix in 2000). At that time BBS were being switched to Internet protocol systems like online forums.
1994 – Apple released the Macintosh computer. Marketed as Mac, Steve Jobs brought it in with an Amazing Superbowl commercial behind it. The Macintosh 128K brought the graphical user interface and mouse into home and business computing.
Wikazine – Full show notes for January 24
- IBM Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator (SSEC) a.k.a “the Poppa” is dedicated
- Microwave Oven is patented
- Gary McKinnon won right to judicial review
- Apple introduces a floppy drive for the Lisa computer