In.Tech Timeline


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1985 Idea mooted for a weekly pullout to encourage and stimulate interest in computers. 

  • Launch of Computers weekly pullout. 

    1986 – Launch of Starlink, the country’s first public access bulletin board service (BBS). 

  • The Microworld computer fair and exhibition is held for the first time at the PJ Civic Centre. 

  • Comquiz, a computer quiz for secondary school students, is held for the first time in conjunction with Microworld. 

  • Starlink goes international with its first overseas link in Singapore. 

  • Microworld is renamed Microfest. 

    1987 A new gossip column called Chip Chat, penned by the “subtly corrosive” Alkaline One C. Lee Kon, makes its debut in Computers. 

  • Following Microfest’s popularity in the Klang Valley, Microfair is organised in Penang for the first time. 

    1988 Computers is revamped and renamed In.Tech

    1993 In.Tech undergoes a revamp and adopts a magazine-style cover with illustrations or photos on the front cover. 

  • The pullout adopts the slogan: Your guide to the information age. 

    1995 – Connexions, a new pullout focusing on networking and communications technologies, is launched. 

    1996 The In.Tech CD, featuring an archive of articles, computer glossary, games and shareware applications, is released. 

    2001 Tech.Plus, a new pullout focusing on gadgets and consumer electronic devices, makes its debut. 

  • The e-world exhibition, which combined Microfest and AV Fest, is organised for the first time. 

    2003 In.Tech becomes a bi-weekly pullout, published every Tuesday and Thursday. 

    2005 In.Tech celebrates its 20th anniversary.  

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