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#25YearsofOWC Quiz Week 5 Recap

Monday, November 4th, 2013 | Author:

UntitledThat’s a wrap! With the onset of November, our #25YearsofOWC quiz comes to an end. Thank you to everyone who interacted with us on our official Facebook page, and who took our quiz. We hope you had as much fun as we did! We want to congratulate all of the winners on their new OWC gear. Didn’t win? Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for upcoming promotions and product releases! 

22. One of the first of its kind, what Internet worm was distributed in 1988, gaining significant mainstream media attention?

Answer: 25 years ago, The Morris Worm was written by a student at Cornell University to gauge the size of the Internet. It unintentionally infected computers multiple times, slowing down the machine with each additional process to the point of being unusable

23. What iconic movie featuring Michael Keaton was released in 1988?

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#25YearsofOWC Quiz Week 4 Recap

Monday, October 28th, 2013 | Author:

QuizWk4As October’s end nears, so does the end of our #25YearsofOWC Quiz at our official Facebook page in celebration of OWC’s 25th anniversary. We’ve had a great response from our Facebook fans all month long, but we’re not done just yet. We still have quiz questions to be answered and great prizes left!

Here are the questions from Week 4 of our #25YearsofOWC Quiz:

17. What cost more – a Radio Shack cellular phone in 1988 or an iPhone 5S today?

Answer: 25 years ago you would have spent $1,599 (equivalent of $3,158 in 2013) on a Radio Shack CT-300 Cellular phone. At the time it was a breakthrough in price and technology. Today, the world is at your fingertips with the iPhone 5s for as little as $649 with no contract. 

18. Would you have spent more on an entire trip to the movies (ticket, medium popcorn, medium drink & candy) in 1988 or on a movie ticket alone today?

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#25YearsofOWC Quiz Week 3 Recap

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 | Author:

QuizWe’ve now eclipsed the halfway mark of our #25YearsofOWC Quiz at our official Facebook page in celebration of OWC’s 25th anniversary! Don’t worry though, we still have lots of questions and great prizes on the way.

So far, our fans have flexed their pop culture, sports and tech knowledge from 1988, and a lucky few have earned great prizes from OWC. But we’re ready to keep the fun going and make even more of our fans winners!

Here are the questions from Week 3 of our #25YearsofOWC Quiz:

11. What celebrity appeared in a 1988 Bubble Yum commercial?

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#25YearsofOWC Quiz Week 1 Recap

Monday, October 7th, 2013 | Author:

Last week at OWC, we kicked off the celebration of our 25th anniversary with the #25YearsofOWC Quiz on our official Facebook page. We had a great response in Week 1, and it turns out, OWC fans really do know their 1988 trivia!

Here are the questions posted during Week 1:

1. The Macintosh IIx released in 1988 with a 16 MHz CPU, 40-80 MB Hard Drive & a max of 128 RAM. What was its base price?

  • Answer: 25 years ago you could grab the top of the line Macintosh IIx for the low-low price of $7,769. Today, you can grab top of the line used Macs for a fraction of the price!

2. What was the top selling album of 1988?

  • Answer: Bad was the seventh studio album by Michael Jackson. It has been cited as one of the 20 best-selling albums of all time, sold around 30 million copies worldwide, and was NOT the top selling album in 1988; George Michael’s Faith was. Article Continues…
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Other World Computing Hits Key Milestone: 25 Years of Growth Plus Innovative Upgrades and Enhancements for the Apple Universe

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 | Author:

PR_25yearsOWCOther World Computing is celebrating an important milestone. 25 years ago, OWC Founder, Larry O’Connor, pivoted his first business venture of re-inking printer ribbons to a new business trajectory that focused on “Making Each Mac a Better, Faster Mac.” OWC’s first Macintosh upgrade product, beyond hard drives and memory, was a processor clock upgrade, the OWC Rocket, that cost less than $50. Today, the OWC product catalog includes several thousand upgrade and enhancement products, the majority geared toward helping people get more performance and longevity from their Macs.

Since its inception, four years after the launch of the original Macintosh 128K, OWC has grown from the classic garage business to an operation that occupies more than 50,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space across five locations in Illinois, Nevada and Texas. Today, OWC employs more than 160 team members and continues to build its reputation as a developer and manufacturer of high-performance hardware that complements the high standards of fit and finish that characterize Apple products.

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