Only 9 pounds to hold all 656 K of memory! - 1984
The Newton platform was a personal digital assistant developed by Apple. Development of the Newton platform started in 1987 and officially ended on February 27, 1998. Some electronic engineering and the manufacture of Apple’s Newton devices was done by Motorola. Most Newton devices were based on the ARM 610 RISC processor and all featured handwriting recognition software. Most Newton devices were developed and marketed by Apple (this includes the whole MessagePad line and the eMate 300), but other companies — Motorola, Sharp, and Digital Ocean — also released devices that ran the Newton OS.
It will probably turn out to be another no-big-deal Y2K scare BUT if you are concerned about that malware that is going to hit on Monday, this is the official government site to check your computer. Very simple. One click. Green if you are okay. Otherwise, info on how to fix it.
Commodore 64 BASIC. It was a step up from my first TRS-80 computer.
Way back in 1982, Scott Fahlman, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon, suggested on an online bulletin board that the users type a colon, a hyphen, and a closing parenthesis when their post was intended as a joke.
"Read it sideways" he wrote, so readers would realize it looked like a smiley face
It was a suggested solution to the growing problem of users misreading the tone of sarcastic comments made online.