Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Forgotten PC history: The true origins of the personal computer

computerworld reports: "But the full story was not that simple. For one thing, the x86's lineage can be traced back four additional years, to 1968, and it was born at a now-defunct firm in San Antonio. The x86 was originally conceived by an all-but-forgotten engineer, Austin O. 'Gus' Roche, who was obsessed with making a personal computer. For another thing, Intel got involved reluctantly, and the 8008 was not actually derived from the 4004 -- they were separate projects."

Here is some history that I didn't know. Read the whole article for more information.

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