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August 10, 2011 / David Bleeker

IBM says PC going way of vacuum tube and typewriter

Thirty years ago, IBM created the first personal computer running Microsoft’s MS-DOS. Today, IBM and Microsoft seem to have very different views on the future of the PC.

IBM CTO Mark Dean of the company’s Middle East and Africa division, one of a dozen IBM engineers who designed that first machine unveiled Aug. 12, 1981, says PCs are “going the way of the vacuum tube, typewriter, vinyl records, CRT, and incandescent light bulbs.” [read more]

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