The PC Is Dead

Back in the late 1950s, the then head of IBM, Thomas J Watson, was rumoured to have predicted a potential world market for “maybe five computers”, an estimate that illustrates how radically the role of the computer has changed. Now, on the 30th anniversary of the first IBM PC, one of its 12 designers has taken to the internet to herald the PC’s imminent passing.

An interesting short interview with Thomas Watson- one of the engineers who worked on the first PCs at IBM at the time when they famously quoted that there would only every be the need for 5 PCs in the whole world.

Check out the full article on The Independent: The PC is dead, says the man who invented it

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