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Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis weeks’ show had some issues as I had some issues with the recording unit. Had to switch to a SM57 mic for the recording, then used a lot of VST effects to clean it up. Nonetheless, here is your week in tech history. We highlight: Apple goes Intel Microsoft Antitrust Maxis – shocking CIH Computer Virus First Spacewalk
On April 3rd in 2000, Microsoft was found to have an “Oppressive Thumb” on their competitors and violated Anti-trust laws. In other words, Microsoft was a Monopoly. After further Appeals and litigation, Microsoft was ordered to share some of it’s application program interfaces for the next 5 years. It is impressive to see a company get to the point where they could be considered a Monopoly. I suppose you don’t have to be as humongous as Microsoft, or AT&T in the late 70’s when they violated the antitrust laws – but it does help. And of course when you get to that level, you get attacked at so many different angles.