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  1. Drun says:

    This was appreciable and really deserves an applause.

  2. Colly says:

    The infography is amazing and deserves Hats off.

  3. dus666 says:

    What about the MSX (Z80)?

  4. B.A. Been Around`` says:

    What about the Osborne….my left arm to this day is longer from lug`n it from customer to customer

  5. tanveer says:

    Nice Infographic, and nice to see HP from that time to till now HP rocks..

  6. sasa says:

    What about first European pocket calculator in 1971. from Digitron, Buje (Croatia)?

  7. rkl says:

    As an earlier commenter pointed out, this should be titled “The History of US Computers 1938-2010″ – it’s like nothing computing-related happened outside the US apparently. The UK had a thriving set of microcomputers in the 80′s (Sinclair’s ZX80/ZX81/Spectrum QL, Amstrad’s various models and Acorn’s Atom/BBC Micro/Archimedes for example).

    The Acorn Archimedes, in particular, was ground-breaking – the first mass-produced 32-bit RISC home machine and the first one to use the ARM processor, which is now in millions of mobiles. To leave this machine out from the 1987 listing in favour of the plodding IBM PS/2 is completely laughable. Oh, wait, the Archimedes and the ARM chip weren’t developed in the US so it can’t be listed apparently.

  8. fisadev says:

    You can’t talk about the history of computers only including windows and Mac. The Internet lives thanks to Linux, and you don’t even mention it!

  9. Ed says:

    This is a selective history of developments relevant to the home PC (at best), Seemingly cribbed from an about.com article. Lame.

  10. Jeroen says:

    Aha, naturally it only happened in the great US of A.
    Ever heard of Konrad Zuse, who really build the first computer in 1938?

  11. PhiLho says:

    @Paul: It is there, in the 2000s, even though the infographics concentrate on hardware…

    Too bad the image is in low quality Jpeg, the text looks bad. A PNG would have been heavier, but nicer.

  12. Slinus says:

    Paul,

    What is that?

  13. Mike says:

    In 81 it’s missing the Sinclair ZX 81 and then in 82, the ZX Spectrum is missing.

  14. Paul says:

    What about linux?

  15. Eric says:

    2011, Watson beats Ken Jennings at his own game in Jeopardy!