Today in computer history: October 16

The 290th day of 2020. It's a leap year and there are 76 days left in the year from this day.

Michael Muuss pictureOctober 16, 1958
62 years ago

Michael Muuss was born, author of the freeware network tool ping which has been implemented on a large number of operating systems. Died November 20, 2000 (Age: 42).

ComputerOctober 16, 1995
25 years ago

The first recorded use of the term Spyware was used in a Usenet post poking fun of Windows 95 source code.

Freeware, Network, Number, 95, Operating system, Ping, Source, Source code, Spyware, Usenet, Windows

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