After his proposal for a quick market entry via Atari was rejected, Lowe was given one year to design and produce a personal computer that would be market-ready.
One of the engineers credited with helping create Intel's famous 4004 microprocessor and continuing iterations, like the 8008, 8086, and 8088, has passed away.
One buyback site is offering a nice premium on unwanted iPhone 4s, plus a 21-day price lock. Of course, there is one way to make that old phone even more valuable...
The landmark personal computer, introduced by IBM 30 years ago Friday, launched the PC revolution, changing the way people work, communicate, and play.
While the phrase "640KB RAM ought to be enough for anybody" was falsely attributed to Bill Gates, it definitely outlines a way many of us think about the computing limits we're faced with. At the time this was purportedly said, computers were just transitioning to 16-bit architectures with the Intel 8088 processor (the one used in some of the first PCs), which broke through the 64-byte memory limit of the older architecture.
Many standards fail. But some become so ubiquitous that they change how we use computers.
Do you remember your first PC? I do as if it were yesterday--probably for all the wrong reasons. But the memory sticks.
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