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

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The 8088 is my copilot

Behold: It's not a screenshot, but a photograph of Microsoft Flight Simulator, described by PCWorld in 1983 as "a real-time, graphics and sound simulation program" that "just might be the most innovative and exciting, as well as the hottest-selling, piece of personal computing software since VisiCalc."

Simply breathtaking.

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