Personal computer turns 25

Posted on Sunday, Aug 13 2006 @ 00:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
August 12 was the 25th anniversary of the IBM PC launch:
August 12 is the 25th anniversary of the IBM personal computer launch, a pairing of MS and DOS, Microsoft and the disk operating system.

"MS-DOS moved computer access from a community measured in thousands to one measured in millions," said Benn Konsynski, professor of business administration at Emory University's Goizueta Business School.

"It was a key transition from the hobbyist and 'geek' environment to business applications," he said.
Read more at CNN.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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