100 Years Of IBM: 25 Historic Milestones
June 15, 2011 08:00 AM IBM this week celebrates 100 years of innovation and business optimization. From punch cards to the S/360, from tabulators to teraflops, from CEO Watson to supercomputer Watson, IBM has a unique history. Take a visual tour back through the decades.
IBM's First "Portable" Weighs A Ton
Altair, Hewlett-Packard, and others beat IBM to the "first personal computer" claims, but IBM's first stab at the footprint was the 5100, which weighed more than 50 pounds and priced from $9,000 to $20,000, depending on memory (16K to 64K) and storage options (like 8-inch floppies).