Issue No. 08 - August (2011 vol. 44)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2011.193
Instead of designing the fastest or most powerful computing platform based on new technology, IBM chose the fastest path to market, creating its product from already available parts and signing up with a community of independent software vendors to provide the operating system, tools, and a library of applications.
Microcomputers, Personal computers, Operating systems, Application software, Software development, IBM PC, History of computing
E. Bride, "The IBM Personal Computer: A Software-Driven Market," in Computer, vol. 44, no. , pp. 34-39, 2011.