Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 27th Aug 2012 13:53 UTC
Editorial The dream of inexpensive computing for everyone has been with us since the first computers. Along the way it has taken some unexpected turns. This article summarizes key trends and a few of the surprises.
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RE[5]: Comment by kovacm
by MOS6510 on Thu 30th Aug 2012 05:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kovacm"
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Ah, who cares about info or insight, I just enjoy having old computers being mentioned.

These days companies like Dell, HP, Acer, etc... have 25.000 different PC/laptop models EACH. It's hard to get nostalgic about any of them in a number of years.

When you mention a C64 or ZX Spectrum people's eyes light up. I can't imagine the same effect if in 10 years if I mention a Dell Optiplex 755.

But I guess these days it's the operating system that creates the memories and experiences, not the computer itself.

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