Linked by alcibiades on Sun 28th May 2006 15:10 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems In this, the 60th anniversary year of the computer, it may be interesting to look back at a couple of key events in the evolution of this very important market. This is a market now amounting to extraordinary numbers of machines. In 2010, the last year for which we have numbers, there were no less than 10 million machines shipped! This growth and penetration is unparalled in the history of industrial products in the last 100 years, and is an amazing success. However, to get to this stage, the industry had to make its way through some issues and decision points. There are generally agreed to have been key turning points. What would have happened if they had gone differently?
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by sobkas on Sun 28th May 2006 19:56 UTC
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I don't know but from wiki:
"It was unveiled on February 14, 1946 at the University of Pennsylvania, having cost almost $500,000"
"the decimal-based American ENIAC (1946) which was the first general purpose electronic computer"

So I believe 2006-1946==60. Not every computer is a PC.
ps. This article is fictional, I don't see any facts that proves author claims.

Edited 2006-05-28 19:57

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by JonathanBThompson on Sun 28th May 2006 20:19 in reply to "ENIAC"
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Wikipedia isn't 100% correct on things: that's why it can be edited by many people, which leads to....wikipedia isn't 100% correct on things!

There were definitely computers before ENIAC, though I don't care to check all the gory details, since I'm not writing an article that is based on that detail. But yes, if there's going to be time references in an article that's supposedly set in the future, it's good to get the timeline written down and lock down which year the article exists in ;)

sobkas, the author is projecting his wishes for what his interpretation of what his ideology says would have happened, without taking off blinders to how things work in business.

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