The PC is 25 years old on Friday (counting from the unveiling of the IBM PC, rather than the doubtful boxes of dodgy soldering that went beforehand). Sneak wonders what the many avid readers of IT Week were doing 25 years ago, on 11 August 1981. Sneak was living in an upturned oil drum scavenging for curled-up leftovers from the many Royal Wedding street-parties of a fortnight earlier. It’s good to see that the PC fared rather better than Charles & Di, even if there were three in that marriage. That’s Intel and Microsoft making whoopee while IBM blubbed to Martin Bashir, obviously.
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