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From 1984 on the landscape of personal computing continued to change with several trends continuing unabated.

The most major of these trends was the GUI. The command line interface which is effectively dead to the general population today, start its decline with the introduction of the Macintosh and continued losing with Microsoft's introduction of Windows. There are still command line operating systems around today, but most end-users shun them in favor of either Windows or MacOS.

The other major trend in personal computing was an almost religious adherence to Moore's law. Machines have been getting consistently faster and cheaper every year with no sign that the trend will ever stop.

The final trend that I'll make note of isn't really a trend at all. It's more of an inability of the industry to really know where it's going. With a few notable exceptions, most of the "long term" predictions ever written by industry pundits have been very, very wrong. That's what makes computing so exciting and that's why sifting through the old bones of computing history has such an appeal to some.


(Submitted November 22, 2005 20:22:07 by (a href=mailto:)abbas (/a))

i think the new apple g5 is pretty cool. does anyone know where to find a site about windows dos?


(Submitted August 9, 2005 09:50:26 by muyeed)

now days computers r so important without computer nothing is im possible. come one tell me what is hardware


(Submitted March 28, 2005 19:28:04 by Ray Borrill)

Eric, Do you know if there is any correlation between advancements in memries and the continued growth of the peersonal computing industry? It seems to me that the semiconductor makers would be working just as hard to reduce the size and cost of memories even if there was no such thing as personal computers. The need for smaller, faster, cheaper chips is constant, at least I think it is. Ray


(Submitted September 12, 2004 00:21:16 by MEHBOOB)

Please tell me about the state of today about computer? thanks


(Submitted July 19, 2004 14:04:02 by zubair)

pls find a company who can service texas instruments explorer11 1-7 slot cpu (old/vintage) monitor,storage device etc.


(Submitted July 19, 2004 14:03:31 by zubair)

pls find a company who can service texas instruments explorer11 1-7 slot cpu (old/vintage) monitor,storage device etc.

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