1993 - There is a bug in the Automated Retroactive Minimal Moderation (ARMM) program on a Usenet. It ends out sending 200 copies of a message to news.admin.policy. Joel Furr, a user of the newsgroup, says this is “Spam”. Hence, the term “Spam” is coined.
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- Construction of Harvard Mark I
- Atari gets a Cease and Desist letter in manufacturing Tetris.
- Microsoft Bob for Windows is released