Change PC to Win or Windows
grante at visi.com
Sat Jul 19 18:02:51 CEST 2008
On 2008-07-19, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 19:14:43 -0400, Derek Martin <code at pizzashack.org>
> declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:
>> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 03:46:13PM -0700, Joel Teichroeb wrote:
>> > Calling Windows PC seems to be something that Apple did so they would
>> > not have to directly mention Windows.
>> Actually it's something IBM did when they created the IBM PC. Of
> Bah... PC was short for Personal Computer...
I had never heard PC or "Personal Computer" until the IBM-PC.
Before that, such compturs were called "micro computers"
> Which term applied to the TRS-80, the Apple II, Altair even...
Not that I remember. I had a homebrew S-100 bus system, worked
with varioius Commodore machines, a few Apples, and some other
CP/M systems. I never heard any of them called a 'PC'. My
recollection is that 'PC' was a term that IBM coined.
> Being a computer small enough to be single-user ("personal")
> vs a department-wide mini, or company-wide mainframe...
I remember those being called microcomputers. A "PC" meant an IBM.
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