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30 years ago: introduction of the IBM PC

Posted on: Aug 12, 2011 @ 10:03:12 am

On August 12, 1981, IBM introduced the Personal Computer, or PC, which also introduced the floppy disk to the world.

Actually, the disk was initially called a "diskette". Other terms that have disappeared into the mists of time include "minicomputer" and "home computer".

By the way, some of the first PCs were sold for $20,000.

How far we have come. I have to wonder how the Knowledge Commons would look and function equipped with these old machines.....



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