1982. The word "Internet" first used to describe the connected pieces of ARPANET.
The Commodore 64 is introduced, and goes on to be the best selling unit in computer history. Time Magazine names the IBM personal computer its Man of the Year.

Also in 1982, the Italian national football team takes home the World Cup, defeating West Germany by 3 to 1. Michael Jackson releases Thriller, which sells more than 25 million copies, becoming the biggest-selling album in musical history. The Compact Disc format is introduced, bound to change the way we listen to music forever.

It’s also the time of great motion pictures with the unforgettable "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and the widely-acclaimed masterpiece "Gandhi".

But most of all: the true IT-fanatic witnesses the birth of Btrieve!

So for old times sake, for all these years of Btrieve outliving the most turbulent of times… To all you Btrieve developers out there: this one’s for you.

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