In Pictures: 2012’s 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

Here's a look back at the most memorable events and products from 1987

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Back in 1987

Network World’s 6th annual collection of the year’s “geekiest anniversaries” this time includes the births of pioneering companies such as UUNet and NEXTEL; technologies like OS/2 and SPARC; television classics topped by “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the first “Simpsons” shorts; disposable contact lenses; the first naked-eye supernova in four centuries; and, who could possibly forget The Woodstock of Physics.

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In Pictures: 2012’s 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

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