This past week in History...

So last night I was browsing through the 'Microsoft daily'...and IĀ  came across this 'This week in History' section! This ad shows that we've always been about interop, we've always been about changing lives for the better ;),

I am so fascinated by how much we evolve and by God, what an exponential world we live in!

Here's a Ctrl+V of the article...

In the world:

April 4, 1968 ā€” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony of his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 39 years old.

March 30, 1867 ā€” U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty to purchase Alaska from Russia for the sum of $7 million. Detractors in Congress deem this "Seward's Folly" despite the bargain price of around $.02 per acre. Gold would be discovered in the territory as early as 1898 and oil in 1968, a few years after statehood.

At Microsoft:

April 2, 1980 ā€” Microsoft introduces the Z-80 SoftCard, a circuit board that plugs into the Apple II computer and allows Apple II users to run CP/M applications with only minor modifications, opening up a new array of business-oriented applications for the home user. (Here's another link - http://apple2history.org/museum/peripheralcards_nonapple/softcard.html)

softcardad

Shown here is an advertisement for the SoftCard, which sold over 100,000 units.

But the wow part was the Alaska Deal, @ $0.02 per acre??? That's a steal!

-Mithun Dhar

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