Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Silver Anniversary of the Personal Computer

Twenty Five Years Ago!!! IBM and Microsoft teamed up to present the personal computer. It looked much like this. It used 5.25" floppy disks to start it, for your programs, for storage. These were very sensitive and would deteriorate when least convienent! I was one of the "lucky" few to get one! My screen was black with gold figures. It was big, heavy and didn't fit on any desk then made. It cost as much as a car. It generated more heat than a space heater. And, you had to know DOS commands to do anything! At that time, it took me more time to use it than to do things the "old way", but it was a start on the technology that we have all come to know and depend upon.

Happy Anniversary and thanks for all of the advances that have made this a tool for all of us!



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