IBM PC Startup Screen 1980

IBM PC Startup Screen 1980

Turning on the old IBM PC the first thing you get to see is a system message, asking for the current date – in this case in German:

Datum ist: Di, 1-01-1980
Neues Datum eingeben: _

So that would mean the current date is January 1st, 1980 – please enter a new date… Poor machine. Put in simple words: back in those days most computers could not guess the correct date, let alone remember anything from the past, simply because they didn’t have a memory that would remember.

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