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To: mamelukesabre
what are you smokin jack? Not only did IBM make the first PC, THEY INVENTED THE NAME “PC”! now sit down.

I'm curious - can you find an earlier reference by IBM than the 1967 ad for the HP 911A personal computer? Or the Sphere 1 computer systems with integrated keyboards and displays in 1975? Interestingly, three months after Sphere started selling their assembled computers (previously available as a kit), IBM sold it's first 'PC', the 5100 PC, which stood for 'portable computer' - though 55 pounds, I think, is hardly considered 'portable.'

The IBM 5150 PC, or Personal Computer, was in 1981, four years after the Apple II, the Commodore PET and the Radio Shack TRS-80, all of which were a far cry cheaper and rather plentiful by the time IBM got into the game.

But thanks for playing!

18 posted on 05/11/2011 11:13:49 PM PDT by kingu (Legislators should read what they write!)
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To: kingu

riiiiight

because an apple is a PC. GOTCHYA!

you betchya.

I told you to sit down.


24 posted on 05/12/2011 9:14:24 AM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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