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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

IBM PC turns 25

The IBM PC turns 25 years old next month. Seems like just yesterday when we saw Alan Alda doing TV ads trying to convince us that we would actually want a computer in our homes. Anyway, IBM is commemorating the event with a special section on their web site:

I never had one of the original IBM PC's personally, but one of my boss's did. We used it in a little escrow operation. He didn't have the IBM matrix printer, though. Instead, he had a wide NEC daisy wheel printer that had its own table and a sound-proof hood. I think the printer cost about four times more than the computer.

About those IBM PC's, I just want to say, love that keyboard, miss that keyboard.

Via Ray Schroeder > Kevin Maney.

Posted by Marie at July 11, 2006 10:42 PM


For Christmas 1980, my dad got the family an Apple ][+ computer. I've been an Apple/Mac freak ever since.

Posted by: The 26th Man at July 12, 2006 2:45 AM

The IBM commercials I remember are the Charlie Chaplin ones.

Posted by: Rob at July 12, 2006 8:44 AM