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June 15, 1911: Computing Tabulating Recording Company (aka IBM) Incorporated

1911 – The Computing Tabulating Recording Company (CTR) is incorporated. It was built between the Computing Scale Company of America, The Tabulating Machine Company and The International Time Recording Company of New York. Later, this company would be renamed to International Business Machines (IBM) Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 15 1752 – Benjamin Franklin flies a Kite 1983 – Microsoft eXtended Basic (MSX) 1982 – Arcades and the First Amendment 2006 – Bill Gates announces he is stepping down from CEO of Microsoft Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe! Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS |...

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March 8, 1983: IBM Announced IBM PC XT

1983 -IBM announces the IBM Personal Computer XT (eXtended Technology). It features a Intel 8088 processor,  10MB hard drive, 128 kB RAM, 40Kb ROM and double-sided 360 kB floppy drive. For $4995, it’s all yours. The machine was also called IBM Machine Type number 5160.The XT could support up to 256 kb on the motherboard. You could get expansion cards to raise to 640 kb. The 8088 processor ran at 4.77 MHz. It weighed 32 lbs (desktop only) and was 19.5 inches wide by 16 inches deep and 5.5 inches high. The IBM PC XT was the successor to the...

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March 4, 1956: IBM Purchased Ferrite Core Memory Patent

1956 – An Wang patented Ferrite Core Memory on May 17, 1955. However, IBM used Ferrite cores in their systems and the patent issue started an interesting legal battle. One that ended in IBM purchasing the patent outright for “Several million dollars”. Wang took the funds to build up Wang Laboratories. Wikazine – Full show notes for March 4 The first Cray-1 Supercomputer is shipped The World Wide Web goes online (in primitave form) Sony releases the Playstation 2 in Japan Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe! Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More

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January 26, 1983: Lotus 1-2-3 is Released

1983 – The Lotus Development Corporation releases Lotus 1-2-3 for IBM computers. Mitchell Kapor, founder and friend of the developers to VisiCalc, developed this program that will soon outsell their friends program by the end of the year. The design was awfully close to VisiCalc, but the program seemed to be – for the most part – bug free. It was truely the next step in business programs. Wikazine – Full show notes for January 26 Greyhound and IBM lawsuit dropped Doom Editing Utility is released XHTML is released Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe! Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS |...

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