In pictures: Images from the dawn of the PC era

The PCWorld.com Web domain was created on April 24, 1992, but our oldest retrievable online content is from 1998 - and it's so damn quaint

For the price of a luxury watch

Lest we forget, computers used to be really freaking expensive. Davong Systems' main advertising copy reads, "One low price buys you the expanded storage, speed and reliability of a Winchester technology hard disk system." But if you read the slightly finer print, you'll see $1995 earns you a whopping 5MB of formatted disc space!

That's roughly $400 a megabyte. Yet today I regularly lose 1GB flash drives in the cushions of my couch—because they're just that cheap and disposable at less than $2 a pop.

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