Geek Facts for July 30th – PowerPoint and Coco 3


In 1987, 
Microsoft acquired Forethought, the developer of PowerPoint, for $14 million.

Earlier that year, PowerPoint 1.0 was released for the Apple Macintosh. It ran in black and white, generating text-and-graphics pages for overhead transparencies. In 1990, the first Windows versions were produced.

Learn more at http://technology-acquisitions.findthedata.org/q/356/2730/What-products-or-services-did-Forethought-sell.

In 1986, Tandy announced the Color Computer 3.

The Color Computer 3 came with 128K of RAM, which could be upgraded to 512K.  It sold in Radio Shack stores and Tandy Computer Centers for $219.95.

Learn more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80_Color_Computer

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