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

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IBM AS/400 System Model 10 - computer fashions of the 1980s

Source:  Computer Weekly archive

IBM AS/400 System Model 10 - computer fashions of the 1980s

In 1988, as Australia celebrated its bicentennial, in the UK thousands of ice cream vendors abandoned their vans to become IBM engineers.

 

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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