Happy 25

August 12th, 2006

Today the IBM PC turns 25 years.

"Computer firm IBM made technological history on 12 August 1981 with the announcement of a personal computer - the IBM 5150" - more at BBC.

"August 12, 1981 marks the birth of the IBM PC, the computer that single-handedly turned personal computing to the business market" - more at Low End Mac with comments on OSNews and Slashdot.

I had my first PC in 1993 (running Windows 3.1 and OS/2 Warp when it was released in 1994).

The IBM Archives has more on the IBM 5150 and the first ten years of personal computing from 1981 to 1991.

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