2012’s 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

A look back at the most memorable events and products from 1987

Back in 1987

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Network World’s 6th annual collection of the year’s “geekiest anniversaries” this time includes the births of pioneering companies such as UUNet and NEXTEL; technologies like OS/2 and SPARC; television classics topped by “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the first “Simpsons” shorts; disposable contact lenses; the first naked-eye supernova in four centuries; and, who could possibly forget The Woodstock of Physics. If when you’re done you have time for more time travel, the first five installments of this series can be found: 2011 here; 2010 here; 2009 here; 2008 here; and 2007 here.

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