The IBM personal computer - computer fashions of the 1980s - Photos: Computer fashions (it was acceptable in the 80s)

Photos: Computer fashions (it was acceptable in the 80s)

The IBM personal computer - computer fashions of the 1980s

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The IBM personal computer - computer fashions of the 1980s Source: Computer Weekly archive

The IBM personal computer - computer fashions of the 1980s

Up close and personal, the eponymous PC comprised a 16-bit microprocessor and a 64Kbyte memory – more than enough to attract the admiring glances of the office Lothario.

 

While trawling through the dustier recesses of the Computer Weekly archive, some stock shots of technology from the 1980s came to light, demonstrating just how much data processing - to say nothing of haircuts, fashion and gender relations - has changed over just two decades.

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