11 YEARS AGO…
A few a months back I found this T Shirt in my Mom’s basement. So I thought it might be interesting to go back 11 years to when the last IDSA International Conference was in Boston. Below is a short list of noteable events from 2001 – compliments of wikipedia (which you can see was launched in 2001 also). Tweet @idsaboston2012 what you think “The Future is…” for the next 11 years to come.
- January 11 – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approves the merger of America Online and Time Warner to form AOL Time Warner.
- January 15 – Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, launches on the Internet.
- January 20 – George W. Bush succeeds Bill Clinton as the 43rd President of the United States.
- July 2 – The world’s first self-contained artificial heart is implanted in Robert Tools.
- August 18 – IDSA International Conference – Designing your Life*
- September 6 – United States v. Microsoft: The United States Justice Department announces that it no longer seeks to break up software maker Microsoft, and will instead seek a lesser antitrust penalty.
- September 11 – Nearly 3,000 are killed in the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia; and in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania after American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 crash into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers,American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 crashes into grassland in Shanksville.
- October 23 – The iPod was first introduced by Apple.
- October 25 – Microsoft Windows XP is released.
- October 26 – U.S. President George W. Bush signs the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
- December 2 – Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection five days after Dynegy cancels a US$8.4 billion buyout bid (to that point, the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history).