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1984: A go-go year for geekdom

From the Mac's legendary Super Bowl debut to less flamboyant births of Cisco, Dell, RIM and the future founder of Facebook, 1984 provided a bounty of technological achievement and geeky infamy. There was the divestiture of AT&T, the advent of genetic fingerprinting, quantum cryptography, the book that popularized "cyberspace," and, let's not forget that Bernie Goetz was a hardcore geek before going medieval on that New York subway. NASA even crashed a jetliner ... on purpose. The media will revisit all of them one by one over the next 12 months, but here they are today, neatly alphabetized. 
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