Aug. 12, 1981 The IBM Personal Computer Arrives

That’s right on this day in history one of the most critical tools in our modern lives was unveiled by IBM:The PC (Personal Computer).  The 21-pound PC cost $1,565, boasted 16K of memory (Hey, that’s about as much as one of the cheaper Mac Book Airs!)  Could anyone have imagined a world filled with tablet computers, smartphones plastered to everyone’s head and gesture based technology?  Can you imagine what computing will be 30 years from today…now there’s a good book!

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