Tech nostalgia: The top 10 innovations of the 1980s


The IBM PC, also known as model number 5150, was released in 1981 and changed the business world forever. This machine helped standardize the burgeoning computer market and led to a host of third-party manufacturers for the platform. The IBM PC had everyone asking the now infamous question, "Is it PC compatible?"

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By Conner Forrest

Conner Forrest is an analyst for 451 Research. He was formerly a Senior Editor for TechRepublic.