18th November 1964
IBM System/360: Getting smaller... thinking bigger
A great advert which perfectly encapsulates the evolution of electronics in one photo. It shows what is effectively the same functional component and how it has evolved over time: the board at the bac...
"The IBM Personal Computer, from £2,890"
This is a third-party advert for the original 5150 IBM PC, possibly the model which more than any other defined personal computers for a generation or two. Even the term "personal computer" (or PC), w...
I'm happy and proud to present your friendly IBM personal computer
The IBM had been unofficially available in the UK via the grey import market since the summer of 1982. It was being imported by companies like Micro Computerland, which was thought to have sold possib...
With PCjr, you can add options that haven't even been invented yet
The PCjr, also know by its development code-name of "Peanut" - and variously as Hercules, Sprite, Pigeon and Pancake - was IBM's attempt to crack the home market, which at the time was mostly owned by...
On average, there is one new software package written for the IBM Personal Computer every day
IBM's original PC - the 5150 - had been the machine that spawned a whole new era of generic, dull and identi-kit computers which ended up trouncing everything that had gone before. However, this was n...
The new IBM Personal System/2. Marry into the future without divorcing the past.
By 1986, IBM seemed to be suffering, possibly from the rise of the clones of its original IBM 5150 (the "PC"), but possibly also because it had slowed down product releases in the PC market it had cre...