Thirty years ago this week, IBM released the very first entry in its Personal Computer line, the IBM PC 5150. To celebrate, I dug up this very early IBM PC advertisement you see above. It hails from the tender year of 1982 — a time when corrective lenses made giant squid eyeballs jealous.
I've also wrangled up a list of previous IBM PC-related Retro Scans of the Week for you to enjoy (links below). The first you'll see is a sister ad to this one.
- The IBM PC Kid
- Presenting the IBM of Personal Computers
- IBM Taught Me How to Read
- Stunning IBM PC Paper Art
- Introducing the IBM 5110 Computing System
The 30th anniversary of a machine that started a 30-year computing paradigm is a very big deal (Well, as far as anniversaries go, anyway), so expect to hear more about the IBM PC from me soon.
Discussion Topic of the Week: When did you first use an IBM PC or compatible machine? What did you think at the time?