Photos: The evolution of the PC

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3 – IBM 7090

Source:  Wikipedia

3 – IBM 7090

The IBM 7090 (operator console pictured) was designed for large-scale scientific and technological applications. The first 7090 installed was in November 1959. The typical system sold for $2,900,000 or could be rented for $63,500 a month.

 

Computer Weekly celebrates the birthday of one of Britain’s greatest sons, Charles Darwin (1809-1882), with our representation of the evolution of the PC.

In his 1882 book "On the Origin of Species", Darwin explained how over billions of years simple organisms evolved into the complex life forms we see today.

Computers on the other-hand have evolved at a much faster rate.

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