Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Birthday!

30 years ago today, International Business Machines announced the release of a new product: A personal computer. Reading about this thing is truly amazing.  The basic model came with 16 kb of "user memory", which I can only assume is analogous to hard drives today (my home PC has just north of 3 Tb of hard drive space...).  The computer could only display 256 characters of text in 12 "type styles". 

I wonder if those guys could have thought that one day their new productivity-enhancing machine would be used almost exclusively for this.
I'm a Mormon.