The history of PC hardware, in pictures

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 28, 2008 4:20 PM EDT
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We all use personal computers and we all take them for granted in our everyday lives. It’s easy to forget that PCs have only been around for a couple of decades, and initially were nowhere near the powerhouses we have on our desks today. For example, did you know that the first “portable” computer weighed 25 kg (55 lb) and cost close to $20,000, that the first laser printer was big enough to fill up most of a room, or that you basically had to build the first Apple computer yourself? This article takes a look at the time when the computer equipment we now take for granted was invented and what it looked like back then.

[Not really FOSS related but nostalgia kicked in and I just couldn't stop myself from posting it. - Scott]

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