The designers of the first IBM Personal Computers (PC) reveal that the era of the personal computers will be soon coming to an end with the advancement of technology. The engineers of the first PC stated their prediction while celebrating the 30 th anniversary of the IBM PC’s.
As per the IBM's Middle East and Africa CTO Mark Dean in a blog post, "I didn't think I'd live long enough to witness its decline. But, while PCs will continue to be much-used devices, they're no longer at the leading edge of computing”. He further stated with the advancement of technology and innovative imagination people are coming up with improved versions of the device.
The company had launched its first ever PC in August 12 ,1981, constituting of 16k of RAM, no hard disk and priced at $1,500, the IBM 5150, was a revolution in the field of technology.
Mr. Dean revealed that, even the company was quitting the manufacturing of the devices, with its Smarter Planet project, which focuses on conclusions and usage of models than mere hardware. The major of the Company is to leave behind the electronic goods segment and enter in growth of the higher-value markets. Along with leaving the PC manufacturing business the Company has also left making disc drives and printers.