Killer Apps???

Garrett G. Hodgson garry at
Wed Feb 23 14:13:47 EST 2000

Skip Montanaro wrote:

> In common American high-tech buzzword English, a "killer app" is an
> application that makes the system that supports it something you have to
> have.  For the IBM-PC (or was it the Apple ][?) the killer app was the
> VisiCalc spreadsheet.  For the World-Wide Web, Mosaic was probably the
> killer app.

a long time ago, the game "star raiders" was the killer app 
for atari computers.  that game alone sold an amazing
amount of hardware.

great little machine.  i still miss mine.

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