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Datebook: August 12 – 30th anniversary of the IBM PC

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The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform. It is IBM model number 5150, and was introduced on August 12, 1981. It was created by a team of engineers and designers under the direction of Don Estridge of the IBM Entry Systems Division in Boca Raton, Florida. The original PC proved too expensive for the home market; at introduction, a PC with 64 kB of RAM and a single 5.25-inch floppy drive and monitor sold for $3,005 ($7,257 in today’s dollars).

 

 

It’s Friday, August 12.

Murray State’s Residential Colleges open at 10 a.m. tomorrow for new students move-in – An Explore Murray event starts at 6:00 at the CFSB Center. Residential Colleges open at 10 a.m. for move in for all returning students. Sunday at 7 p.m. there’s a Marching Band Performance on the steps of Lovett Auditorium, the WKMS Street Fair and Waterfield Wired.

Tomorrow Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area’s Homeplace offers a program on White Oak Basket Making with Janice Milligan from 10 to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. There’s also a moonlight canoe trip at 7:30 for which reservations are required at 270-924-2020.

Murray State seeks moderately arthritic dogs weighing between 40 and 60 pounds for a five month research project on arthritis medication. Dogs accepted receive free monthly blood work, physical exams, arthritic analysis and a natural medication during the study. For more contact MSU graduate student Baly Barlow at (502) 299-2259 before August 20.

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