QuickTime shows staying power in digital video and audio

A decade ago, the only way to bring video to the computer was to tether a laser disc player to a Macintosh via a serial cable and plug in a monitor to watch the images.

The only thing missing was the duct tape.

The introduction of Apple QuickTime on Dec. 2, 1991, shaped the multimedia experience we take for granted today. It was the first piece of software to envision the computer as something other than a desktop publishing tool and as the creative hub for digital entertainment.

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