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Zheng He

Zheng He-1 He was a brilliant Chinese General who discovered America well before Columbus. Only the changing tides of Chinese government put a stop to his exploration. If they would have only supported him the Chinese would have had an America! … and I could have spoken Chinese! I am so irritated that I was deprived of speaking Chinese natively (or, at this moment, not at all). I guess it's not *so* bad to be limited to English and a tiny bit of French and German, but, to quote Monty Python "There's a hundred billion of them in the world today so you better learn to like them that's what I say" … I want to know Chinese! Baba - Statue 2-1

The Times, They Are a Changin’

It’s Intel inside for Apple’s Mac | CNET News.com
1976: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne found Apple
1976: Apple I introduced, $666
1977: Apple II released, $1,298
1979: Mac project begins under Jef Raskin
1981: IBM PC introduced, $1,565
1983: Lisa ($9,995 and Apple IIe ($1,395) introduced. Motorola 68000 processor at 5MHz and 1MB of memory
1984: Mac released, $2,495. Motorola 68,000 processor at 7.8 MHZ and 128k of memory
1985: Lisa discontinued; installed base of 60,000
1985: Jobs leaves
1988: Jobs introduces NeXT Computer
1990: Windows 3.0 released
1991: Apple announces partnership with IBM
1994: First Power Macs ship
1995: Windows 95 released
1996: Apple buys NeXT; Jobs becomes adviser
1998: iMac introduced
2000: Jobs become CEO
2001: 5GB iPod released, $399
2005: Mac Mini announced, $499
2005: Apple drops IBM; will use Intel chips