History of the IBM PC: 40 Years Ago

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HISTORY OF THE IBM PC: 40 YEARS AGO 40 years ago this week, the IBM PC was released. August 12, 1981, IBM announced its first “personal computer,” though it had previously been famous for its IBM System/370 mainframe computer. I operated one of these mainframes in a raised-floor data center back in the early ’80s.…

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History of Macintosh: a 37 Year Love Affair

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HISTORY OF MACINTOSH: A 37 YEAR LOVE AFFAIR The now-famous Macintosh computer turns 37. When Apple President Steve Jobs launched this computer at the Flint Center on De Anza College campus on January 24, 1984, to the theme from Chariots of Fire, he called it “insanely great!” The $1.5M “1984” Super Bowl commercial filmed by…

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