The personal computer has had one hell of a
Twenty-five years after its inception as a programming toy for
hobbyist geeks, the desktop PC is viewed as one of the most
successful pieces of technology ever created.
Meanwhile, PC execs such as HP's Carleton Fiorina and Intel's
Craig Barrett must rethink their business strategies in a changing
market, while Dell's Michael Dell charges ahead with his winning
We've assembled a special report chronicling the changes the PC
has undergone, and how it must adapt in the years to come to
maintain its edge.
How I Created
by David Bunnell
was there when the Altair was born, and his memory doesn't quite
match the historical records.
The PC at
by Bronwyn Fryer
PC makers are finding they must get really
by David Needle and Bronwyn
PCs are gaining visual appeal--and taking aim at
Who Needs Faster PCs?
by Galen Gruman
Users may not
need speedier processors, but they're going to get them
Life After Beige
by Cameron Crotty
still imperfect, the PC of tomorrow needs to be reliable,
simple--and creative again.