IBM PC turns 25

Contest Info

  • Started: 8/14/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 8/16/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 29
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
IBM PC turns 25
Contest Directions: There's something sad and nostalgic about realizing that it was the whole 25 years ago when IBM PC first launched - at least for me. It seems that the good old days were just yesterday when I got my very first computer and spent sleepless nights playing computer games in front of monochrome monitor with huge floppy disks. Those boxy strange looking machines became our friends and it's hard to imagine our life without them any more. Ironically, IBM is not even in the PC business any longer - they sold its PC division to Chinese company Lenovo in 2004. On IBM PC's 25th anniversary let us pay tribute to computers of good old days, but let's go a bit further in time and photoshop one of the following:
1) Famous paintings to include personal computers & laptops or computer components.
2) What the world would be like if computers existed much earlier. E.g. photoshop old photos to include computers & laptops.
Please note that only "IBM-type" personal computers and laptops are allowed, no Apple macs please.

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/14/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 8/16/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 29
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
This gallery only contains our top 29 selections from its parent contest IBM PC turns 25. All 29 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Monsieur Lavoisier and his Wife on the Computer

    Monsieur Lavoisier and his Wife on the Computer
  • Girls Looking at Bottoms on the Computer by Renoir

    Girls Looking at Bottoms on the Computer by Renoir
  • Einstein Working on a Laptop

    Einstein Working on a Laptop
  • People on a Computer in the Drawing Room by Jan Bernard Duvivier

    People on a Computer in the Drawing Room by Jan Bernard Duvivier
  • Thomas Edison's First Computer

    Thomas Edison's First Computer
  • Jesus at the Last Supper IBM Convention

    Jesus at the Last Supper IBM Convention
  • Computer Drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci

    Computer Drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Woman on a Laptop by Toulouse Lautrec

    Woman on a Laptop by Toulouse Lautrec
  • Escher's Laptop

    Escher's Laptop
  • Girls Using a Laptop by Bouguereau

    Girls Using a Laptop by Bouguereau
  • Man Looking at a Computer Screen by Toulouse Lautrec

    Man Looking at a Computer Screen by Toulouse Lautrec
  • Man Using a Personal Computer by Dali

    Man Using a Personal Computer by Dali
  • JFK Using a Laptop

    JFK Using a Laptop
  • God Using a Laptop to Create Eve

    God Using a Laptop to Create Eve
  • Laptop in the Bedroom by Van Gogh

    Laptop in the Bedroom by Van Gogh
  • Whistler's Mother on Her Laptop

    Whistler's Mother on Her Laptop
  • Charlie Chaplin the Computer Technician

    Charlie Chaplin the Computer Technician
  • Frodo on His Laptop

    Frodo on His Laptop
  • Laptop in an Old Painting

    Laptop in an Old Painting
  • Jesus on a Laptop at The Last Supper

    Jesus on a Laptop at The Last Supper
  • Women with Laptops in Old Painting

    Women with Laptops in Old Painting
  • Abraham Lincoln Monument with a Laptop

    Abraham Lincoln Monument with a Laptop
  • Napoleon Using a Computer

    Napoleon Using a Computer
  • Fred Flintstone Using His Computer

    Fred Flintstone Using His Computer
  • Desktop Computer Tower on Planet of the Apes

    Desktop Computer Tower on Planet of the Apes
  • Email From God

    Email From God
  • Computer in an Old Painting

    Computer in an Old Painting
  • Leonardo da Vinci's Computer

    Leonardo da Vinci's Computer
  • Caveman with a Laptop

    Caveman with a Laptop
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Truly, many people considered it to be a match that was created in heaven -- well, computer heaven, that is ... The marriage of Microsoft and IBM (truly a Spring - Fall romance) ended up changing the look of homes and offices the world over. August 12th marks the 25th anniversary of the IBM personal computer entry into the marketplace. The launch brought together MS and DOS, Microsoft with the disk operating system. The IBM entry into the world of the personal computer changed the way people looked at the personal computer for good. The Apple Commodore and Radio Shack Tandy products ended up being left in the proverbial dust. Literally almost overnight, the personal computer came to be used for business purposes. A major advertising campaign by IBM ensued. In not time, a desktop computer became an early 1980s status symbol. On the celebration of the 25th anniversary, IBM is out of the personal computer business all together. The company sold its personal computer division a couple of years ago to a Chinese company. Of course, Bill Gates -- who was around 25 years ago -- kept his share in the personal computer business 25 years later.

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