Happy Birthday IBM PC--25 Years Old.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on August 11, 2006

Hmmm. On August 12, 1981, IBM launched the IBM 5150. It cost $1,565.00 and had 16k of memory. Think of that. For that price today, you can buy a computer as powerful as those that first sent people to the moon.

Reader Comments

Chris Cummings

August 16, 2006 7:02 AM

Forget $1,565: today you can get a computer as powerful as the one that sent astronauts to the moon for free-- your cel phone.

mick

September 11, 2006 8:26 PM

I thought they used a rocket to get to the moon.

Happy Days

October 22, 2006 8:07 PM

Happy Days

PacBanc Services

July 27, 2010 12:21 AM

where is the project financing and contract financing? i dont know what the answer is really but i just see things simple. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Where is the middle class.? All the money is controlled by the government and the private sector suffers. All you have coming out of china is a bunch of cloned second rate products and scams. This is turning into another Ivory Coast. Private enterprise has to be let to take its course.

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