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Bill Gates’ last stand #history

On this day in 2008 Bill Gates spent his last formal day working with Microsoft. But, as a salute, let’s consider how it all started forty years earlier – back… Read more »

IBM System/360 released #history

On this day in 1964, IBM released its IBM System/360 family of fully-compatible IC computers By 1964 IBM had seen off ‘the BUNCH’ (Burroughs, Univac, NCR, Control Data and Honeywell) –… Read more »

Blogs – PC and Internet Anniversaries

Back to Site Map   –  My Writing  –  Back to Home Page PC PIONEER ANNIVERSARIES Nolan Bushnell and Atari 28-Jun Bill Gates’ last stand 27-Jun Lotus blossom 25-Jun Birth of… Read more »

Apple Macintosh Big Brother launch advert #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1984 – Apple ran its Big Brother advert as the launch of the Apple Macintosh – it aired during the third… Read more »

IBM’s secret Project Chess revealed #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1981 the outcome of IBM’s Project Chess was revealed as the IBM PC aka IBM 5150 One of Frank T Cary’s… Read more »

Pet Jet, Woz crash and death of IBM’s Estridge #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1985 Don Estridge died in Delta flight 191 – he had led the development of the IBM PC Jet setting –… Read more »

Microsoft acquired QDOS from Seattle Computer Products #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1981, Microsoft acquired QDOS from Seattle Computer Products to create PC-DOS aka MS-DOS. IBM’s secretive ‘Acorn’ product to develop its own… Read more »

300 years of effort – Microsoft Windows ’95 #history

Extract from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1995 Microsoft Windows 95 had achieved code stability, its ten million lines of code had taken 300 person-years of effort! “Computers… Read more »

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