In 2001, Apple Computer stopped producing and marketing its Power Mac G4 Cube due to disappointing sales.
One gripe many people had with the Cube was its lack of conventional Audio input and output. Instead, it came with an external USB amplifier and a set of Harman Kardon speakers. The Cube was not nearly as successful as Apple had hoped it would be. The Cube was seen as an expensive 8220;luxury” computer instead of a cheaper monitor-less iMac.
Learn more at http://apple-history.com/g4cube
In 1994 , Microsoft released Microsoft Office for NT 4.2.
The Office suite included Word 6.0 [32-bit, i386 and Alpha], Excel 5.0 [32-bit, i386 and Alpha], PowerPoint 4.0 [16-bit], and Microsoft Office Manager, the precursor to the Office Shortcut Bar.
Learn more about Microsoft Office at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Office#Microsoft_Office_4.2_for_Windows_NT
In 2002, NASA launched CONTOUR (COmet Nucleus TOUR).
CONTOUR’s mission was to study two very different comets, Encke and Schwassmann-Wachmann-3, as they made their periodic visits to the inner solar system. It was the first mission designed to study both the physical and chemical properties of comets.
Learn more at http://discovery.nasa.gov/contour.cfml