Saturday, August 12, 2006

I missed my Friday Frivolity!?!

I'm not sure what happened to yesterday.....

but here's an interesting tidbit for today, from the Kim Komando newsletter-


DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED 25 YEARS AGO?

No, it wasn’t the day I was born! ;-) Today is the 25th anniversary of the IBM 5150, the first personal computer. It's hard to imagine, but back in the day, this was cutting edge! While previous computers filled entire rooms, the 5150 sat on the desktop. Atop it perched the monitor.
We owe a lot to this machine. It wasn't the first personal computer. (The Apple was already out.) But the IBM used “open architecture.” It used parts manufactured by others. Other companies could—and did—do that, too. As a result, prices fell and power skyrocketed.
To learn more about the IBM 5150, visit my recent Cool Site. To see its place in the history of computers, visit the Computer History Museum.
And if you're a gamer, you'll get a kick out of the Game Innovation Database.



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