Rise and fall of Personal Computing


#1

As I wrote on my blog, earlier this week I had the distinct pleasure of taking part in a Vintage Computer Festival.

This brings the question to mind of datasets tracking the proliferation and demise of computing platforms. Anyone have good ones to share?

A quick search turned up this nice graph by Allen Wirfs-Brock from Working Outside the Blue Bubble:

A time-oriented dataset that could be a good reference for publishing something like this was recently posted in the Open Knowledge channels:


Search engine market share data @rufuspollock [ DataHub | GitHub ]


#2

Check out this article in French, German & English by Yves Bolognini about the efforts or collectors and museums in Switzerland to preserve retro computers:

He has collected data from a survey that can be explored at http://www.bolo.ch/survey-map/