The Information Age

Computer is TIME’s “Machine of the Year”

On January 3, 1983, TIME Magazine ran an article calling the Computer the “Machine of the Year.” The title of the article is “The Computer Moves In.” Within the article, the author describes how “By the millions, it is beeping its way into offices, schools, and homes.” According to their webpage, TIME Magazine now asserts that they successfully predicted the revolutionary actions of the personal computer.

Machine of the Year

For other milestones in “computor” development, see:

  1. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/19/charles-babbage-and-the-analytical-engine/
  2. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/19/ada-lovelace-first-computer-programmer/
  3.  http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/21/first-computer/
  4. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/19/mary-allen-wilkes/

 

Source: “The Computer Moves In,” Time, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,953632,00.html (accessed September 18, 2011).

Image Source: Roberto Brosan, “The Computer Moves In,” Time, http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19830103,00.html  (accessed September 18, 2011).

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