â€śE.T.: The Extra Terrestrialâ€ť was playing at the movies, Michael Jackson had just released â€śThriller,â€ť the average cost of a home was $82,000 and gas was 91 cents a gallon. It was 1982. TIME declared the computer its â€śMan of the Yearâ€ť and CRN published its first issue under the name Computer Retail News.
For three decades, CRN has been reporting on technology news, and these advancements have certainly forced publishingâ€“an industry that had seen few substantive changes in the prior 200 yearsâ€”to rapidly adapt to new platforms, new mediums and new business models.
Thirty years ago, reporters and editors were using a fluorescent-green terminal called Atex to file stories. Today rep More...
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