IT & Network Infrastructure : Technology That Shouldn't Be Forgotten This Memorial Day

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2009-05-22 Print this article Print
Technology That Shouldnt Be Forgotten This Memorial Day

Technology That Shouldnt Be Forgotten This Memorial Day

by Jeffrey Burt
In the rapidly changing world of technology, it's not uncommon for one product to hang around for a year or two, only to be replaced by another newer, flashier offering—one with more bells and whistles—that relegates its predecessor to the trash heap of history. However, over the past two-plus decades, there are some products—from the likes of IBM, Intel, Apple, Sun Microsystems and AMD—that have pushed the industry forward and left a lasting imprint. For example, there's the first PC, the first significant x86 chip, the first workstation and the first mainframe, not to mention Microsoft's Windows DOS operating system. Most of these technologies are no longer in use, but their DNA can be found in today's products, while others are still pushing on. By no means a comprehensive list, this is just a few of the products that, while some of them may be gone, they shouldn't be forgotten.

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