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CHANGING FACE OF TECHNOLOGY Series: DEFINING AMERICA: 1980s -- Technology -- Ninth in a 10-month series on the events that shaped the 20th century. It was the century that saw America grow up. Each month as we count down to 2000, The Morning Call will examine, decade by decade, the events and people that defined America.
[SECOND Edition]
Morning Call - Allentown, Pa.
Author: Wang, Katie
Date: Nov 21, 1999
Start Page: A.01
Section: NATIONAL
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The company names are familiar: Intel, Cisco Systems, Apple Computers, Lucent Technologies, Hewlett-Packard. And every day, new, unfamiliar start-up enterprises join the veteran giants of this 50- mile stretch known as Silicon Valley, the epicenter of the technological world.

The defining moment of the technology boom occurred in 1984, when Apple Computers, a Silicon Valley company, introduced the Macintosh personal computer.

Today, Silicon Valley is a destination point for ebullient, fresh- faced entrepreneurs who arrive with an Internet start-up plan in one hand and a Palm Pilot in the other.

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