Thursday, 30 August 2012

[TechRepublic] Dinosaur Sightings: Computers from the 1970s

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TechRepublic Member | August 31, 2012

Editor's note
A recent study of 500 CIOs found that 62 percent think PCs will disappear from workers' desks within five years. So, I thought it was a good time to look back at some of the first PCs. -Bill

Dinosaur Sightings: Computers from the 1970s

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