Benj EdwardsPCWorld

Benj Edwards is a freelance writer who specializes in computer and video game history. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted to vintage technology.

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Windows turns 30: A visual tour of Windows through the ages

Thirty years later, we look back at Microsoft's popular operating system.

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9 awesome photos of school computer labs from the 1980s

It was the golden age of personal computers. The hardware was massive—as was the impact on the computing industry.

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The 17 best educational games of the 70s, 80s and 90s

How many did you play as a kid? Enjoy these 17 hits of nostalgia as you send your own children back to school.

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Remembering the Newton MessagePad, 20 years later

Apple made its first tablet PC, featuring handwriting recognition, in 1993. Benj Edwards takes a look at why the Newton failed.

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Popular tech gifts of holidays past

Home electronics have dominated the holiday sales charts in recent years. Here's a look at the top-selling devices of the past decade.

The CD player turns 30

Believe it or not, the first CD player was released on October 1, 1982. Benj Edwards looks back on 30 years of the compact disc.

Tweet from a Commodore 64? We Do That and More to Celebrate the Beloved PC's 30th Birthday

Our intrepid computer historian uses the Commodore 64 to tweet, visit websites, and do other PC tasks invented long after the famous gaming computer launched three decades ago.

One Week With the Commodore 64

The IBM PS/2: 25 Years of PC History

Here's a fond look back at the Personal System/2 series of PCs, which embarrassed IBM in the late 1980s but shaped the modern PC you know today.

The Roots of Social Networking