The IBM PC turns 25 this week

Ned Potter of ABC News filed a report today noting that twenty five years ago this week, the world changed forever. Twenty five years ago the world saw the release of the IBM 5150. Sure, Apple and Commodore had released personal computers before, but neither were as initially successful as the 5150. The first mainstream computer had no hard drive; users stored data on a cassette recorder or on a floppy disk. It had 16 kilobytes of RAM. The IBM 5150 sold one million units in it's first five years.

Today, about 70 percent of American households have at least one computer. (Read the full article)

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