Episode 305: Perpetual Beta Tester
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We revisit IBM’s total dominance over the PC industry in the early 80s, how they got there, and how we can apply the IBM model to current events. Plus a batch of your feedback, and a defeated discussion about the state of all desktop operating systems and hardware kicked off by Apple’s taking our beer away.Sponsored By:Digital Ocean: For a limited time, you can grab $100 in DigitalOcean credit when you visit http://do.co/coderLinux Academy: Sign up for a free 7 day trial when you visit: linuxacademy.com/codersLinks:Big A Says Keep an Eye on Playgrounds Esteban with words from the gut History of IBM — In 1911 the company that leased Unit record equipment, especially Hollerith punched cards and card readers to government bureaus and insurance agencies, became the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR). Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956) took over in 1924DOMINANCE ENDED, I.B.M. FIGHTS BACK - The New York Times — In agreeing to drop its antitrust suit against the International Business Machines Corporation, the…