August 12, 2001

20th anniversary of the PC

Author: JT Smith

20 years ago today, IBM released the first home computer made of "open" components which any company could manufacture (VS. earlier computers, such as the TRS-80, which only had one vendor for parts/services). CBSNews and Slashdot both have coverage. In related news, the Cray SV1 has been named best supercomputer of 2001 (as reported by Slashdot).


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