Acum 30 de ani, pe 12 august, IBM lansa Computerul Personal. Mark Dean, unul din oamenii care l-a creat, vorbeşte despre trecut şi viitor:
I, personally, have moved beyond the PC as well. My primary computer now is a tablet. When I helped design the PC, I didn’t think I’d live long enough to witness its decline. But, while PCs will continue to be much-used devices, they’re no longer at the leading edge of computing. They’re going the way of the vacuum tube, typewriter, vinyl records, CRT and incandescent light bulbs.
Îmi aduc aminte de primul PC, 2000, AMD K6-2 450Mhz, harddisk de 4 giga, Windows95. Se bloca atunci când introduceam un CD în CDROM şi aveam hardul plin de software de pe CDurile Chip şi compania.