This Day in Geek History: February 29
Activision releases Zork: Nemesis for personal computers in the US. The game is the eleventh in the Zork series, which was formerly published by Infocom.
Atari moves its offices from 1196 Borregas Avenue in Sunnyvale to 455 South Mathilda Avenue in Sunnyvale, about 2.5 miles away. The new location is about 7,208 square feet and was once a Bank of America building. The building’s ten offices are occupied by Jack Tramiel, Sam Tramiel, Leonard Tramiel, Garry Tramiel, Dave Schwartz, John Skruch, Donald A. Thomas, Jr., Scott Sanders, Max Fagan, and Gayle McKim. The remaining floor space is dedicated to nine cubicles for five people, two storage areas, a kitchen, a conference room, and a reception area. The building’s vault door is left intact.
Soyuz TM-23 lands.
Japan’s Posts and Telecommunications Ministry reveals that about twelve hundred post office cash dispensers across the nation crashed due to a computer glitch triggered by the February 29 leap day.
The film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King directed by Peter Jackson, wins Academy Awards in every category for which it was nominated for a total of eleven awards in total, including Best Director and Best Picture. Visit the official Lord of the Rings trilogy website.