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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.

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

Groovy 1970s Consumer Tech

Windows 3.1: Twenty Years Later

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: Ancient Computers in Use Today

From 1970s minicomputers used for military programs (including nuclear weapons) to an IBM punch-card system still keeping the books at a Texas filter supplier, these are the computers that time forgot.

Atari Oddities

Why History Needs Software Piracy

How copy protection and app stores could deny future generations their cultural legacy.

Evolution of the Solid-State Drive

Computer Space and the Dawn of the Arcade Video Game

How a little-known 1971 machine launched an industry.

iPod Oddities

IBM Oddities: 30 Years of Change