By Chris Graveline, IntoTomorrow for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Sept. 27, 2015 – Do you remember your first CD player? Chris Graveline reminds us of the first consumer player that was put on the market, the introduction of color TV and the birth of hydroelectric power. All of this and more happened “This Week In Tech History”.
Did you know that this week in 1882 – Thomas Edison’s first commercial hydroelectric power plant began operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin?
And this week in 1996 – The Nintendo 64 video game system, known as the first ‘true’ 64-bit system, hit North American shelves. That first day, Nintendo sold 500,000 systems, with the Mario64 game selling the same with it. Needless to say, Nintendo’s system was a big success.