PC Celebrates 30 Years Today

Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Corporate Communications, Frank Shaw, wrote a blog post on Wednesday looking back on the past 30 years of personal computing. The IBM 5150 personal computer was unveiled August 12, thirty years ago.

In the post, The IBM PC is 30 Years Old – And We’re (All) Just Getting Started, Shaw writes, “the introduction of the IBM PC was a defining moment for our industry. Once IBM entered the market with a system running the Microsoft Disk Operating System, MS-DOS, our industry really began to realize the dream of a PC on every desk and in every home.”

For the next 30 years, Shaw writes, “As we look ahead to the next 30 years, we’ll continue to lead the industry forward in bringing technology to the next billion (or 2 billion or 6 billion) people on our planet. We’ll do that as we always have, by working with our partners to deliver amazing experiences to individuals and businesses. …

“I’m looking forward to our upcoming BUILD conference in Anaheim, Calif., Sept. 12-15, where developers will hear more about how we’ve re-imagined Windows, from the chip set to the user experience, for this new world.”


Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation


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