We revisit IBM’s total dominance over the PC industry in the early 80s, how they got there, and how we can apply the IBM model to current events.
Plus a batch of your feedback, and a defeated discussion about the state of all desktop operating systems and hardware kicked off by Apple’s taking our beer away.
- Big A Says Keep an Eye on Playgrounds
- Esteban with words from the gut
- History of IBM — In 1911 the company that leased Unit record equipment, especially Hollerith punched cards and card readers to government bureaus and insurance agencies, became the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR). Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956) took over in 1924
- DOMINANCE ENDED, I.B.M. FIGHTS BACK - The New York Times — In agreeing to drop its antitrust suit against the International Business Machines Corporation, the Department of Justice has recognized what computer experts and securities analysts had long since concluded: I.B.M. no longer dominates the computer business.
- The Computer Chronicles - Profile of Big Blue - IBM (1985) - YouTube — A towering figure in the computing industry throughout the twentieth century, IBM has its own special episode dedicated to its business on this episode of The Computer Chronicles.
- IBM's First 100 Years: A Heavily Illustrated Timeline
- Apple's Revamped Mac Pro to Launch in 2019 - Mac Rumors — Panzarino was told in no uncertain terms that the Mac Pro will not be arriving before 2019 as the product is still in development
- Intel Hades Canyon NUC Review: A Tiny Machine With Smoking Performance — Compact design that doesn't skimp on ports. Front USB is always-on for charging gadgets. SD card reader right where media pros want it. Goes like stink. Quiet.
- Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro will be shaped by workflows — The answer, it turns out, was that Apple had decided to start completely over with the Mac Pro
- The Science of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone (and Why You Should) — It's important to push the boundaries of your comfort zone, and when you do, it's kind of a big deal.