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How Ibm's 5150 Pc Shaped the Computer Industry

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IBM 5150 with woman

One of the original marketing photos for the IBM 5150, the landmark personal computer that ushered in the PC revolution.


Most people in the Western world walk around with a powerful computer in their pocket or purse, otherwise known as a smartphone. It's not unusual to see someone clutching a legal pad-size gadget on airplane flights, such as an iPad, to read books. It's nearly impossible to walk into a coffee shop without finding someone pecking away at a trim notebook computer, checking email, or surfing the Web.

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