[vcf-midatlantic] Slightly OT: Intel Chart on 80s PCs/90s Data Centers

John Heritage john.heritage at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 08:45:24 EST 2019

Found this interesting chart from Intel showing market share in the 80s for
PCs, 90s for Data Centers:


Definitely shows Atari, Inc. blew their early lead with the 400/800 by not
opening the hardware for developers, or investing in getting the hardware
costs down earlier.  (Also no thanks to FCC noise requirements that made
for a costly computer).

There's enough in the 80s section for other conclusions on Apple,
Commodore, etc too!

The 90s are interesting for a variety of reasons, especially seeing
separate graphs for IBM RISC and CISC based server products..

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