Thursday Tech Talk – 1989

Thursday Tech Talk – here we go…

1989 – what happened that year in technology?

Today I had the honour to speak at a retirement celebration of a colleague who started his career in technology in 1989.  As he reflected on how things had changed, it made me think of two things:

  • all the things that have changed in technology since that time
  • the fact that we had people in the room who had been involved in all those technology and industry changes for 24 years, and the fact that we had people in the room who were 24…and have no idea how many things did not exist when they were born!

I leave you with a few more thoughts from 1989 technology launches:

  • The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System is placed into orbit
  • Nintendo begin selling the Game BoyFind More Toys From the 1990s in Japan
  • Voyager II passes the planet Neptune and its moon Triton and sends pictures back to earth.
  • The 486 series of microprocessor introduced by Intel.
  • Scientists pronounce 1989 as the warmest on record possibly a sign of the greenhouse effect
  • Florida and Virginia allow use of DNA genetic fingerprinting evidence as admissible
  • First release of Microsoft Office. which was a bundle of Microsoft’s office applications, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel , Dependent on the Version you purchased would depend on which applications were included

1989 computers


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2 Responses to Thursday Tech Talk – 1989

  1. Raen says:

    Amen to that ecard! Many many years ago, I remember a senior staff member at a firm I used to work for prided himself in being computer illiterate, and it was socially acceptable at the time. yikes.

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