The IBM Personal Computer

IBM Personal Computer - Photo: T.Bortels/bilderbook.org

The IBM Personal Computer

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The IBM Personal Computer on display in a window in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. Actually – my window, back in the days when we still had our office in Oderberger Strasse 2. So next to the IBM you also see a mini DIY TV-Tower which can be downloaded from here.

IBM PC with Modem

IBM PC with modem - Photo: T.Bortels/bilderbook.org

IBM PC with Modem

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Another photo of my old IBM PC together with the modem we used to connect to the internet, which basically did not exist back in the days.

American Standard (Radiator) Building / Empire State Building

American Standard (Radiator) Building / Empire State Building

New York skyline view towards the top of the American Standard Building (Radiator Building) and Empire State Building

New York: white facade, fire ladder

New York: white facade, fire ladder

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News York: wooden water tower

News York: wooden water tower

New York: truck in front of a red building

New York: truck in front of a red building

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New York: Canal Street / Broadway

New York: Canal Street / Broadway

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Contrast and Brightness controls of a IBM Screen

Brightness and Contrast Controls on an IBM PC screen - Photo: T.Bortels/bilderbook.org

Contrast and Brightness controls of a IBM Screen

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Oh how I loved to play around with the contrast and brightness controls – and it was just so intuitive. Today no computer screen I know has extra buttons to control brightness and contrast – but back in the days, at least the screen of the IBM PC had this basic set of controls.

IBM Personal Computer

The IBM Personal Computer - Photo: T.Bortels/bilderbook.org

IBM Personal Computer

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A ‘portrait’ of the IBM Personal Computer – the original PC – my first computer. What a beauty! Two floppy drives, one RGB screen – and loaded with a promising 64 kBytes of RAM. We also had an Acoustic Coupler which would connect me to the world whenever I liked – although there was not much to connect to.