The Original IBM PC 5150 - the story of the world's most influential computer

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This is the story of the first IBM PC - the computer that's the original ancestor of one you probably still own. Today, nearly 40 years after its introduction, modern PC's are used for everything from the kinds of business applications the system was originally designed for, to scientific work, to high-end gaming. But it all started back in 1981 with the IBM 5150.

If you're looking for a more personal take on this computer, watch for my upcoming review of this IBM 5150!

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Some credits for some of the images and other things used in this video:

5100: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_510...
Datamaster: http://oldcomputers.net/ibm5322.html
Mainframe: https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures...
buckling spring: By Shaddim - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index...
Pet: By Photograph by Rama, Wikimedia Commons, Cc-by-sa-2.0-fr, CC BY-SA 2.0 fr, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index...
Atari 400: Evan-Amos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_8...
Atari 800: Evan-Amos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_8...
TI 99/4 Tocchet22 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_I...
Vic 20: Evan-Amos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodo...
Heathkit H88: Arthur G Korwin Piotrowski https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenith_...
CGA card: Malvineous https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_G...
Datamaster ad: Adtari https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhskf...
PC ad(s): La Mazmorra Abandon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQT_Y...
5120 ad: Adtari https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_PTP...
5100 ad: Magdy Ragab https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m54r...
PC XT photo: Ruben de Rijcke: http://dendmedia.com/vintage/
PC AT photo: MBlairMartin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Per...
Model F AT: daedelus https://deskthority.net/wiki/File:IBM...
PowerPC 601: Dirk Oppelt https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...
Portable PC: Hubert Berberich https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...
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