Time since first IBM Personal Computer launched

Time since first IBM Personal Computer launched (40 y)

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Time since first IBM Personal Computer launched (40 y)

  • is 1/100 of Time since earliest wheeled vehicles (4,000 y)...more
  • is 1/50 of Time since the birth of Hero of Alexandria (2,011 y)...more
  • is 1/10 of Time since the death of Shakespeare (403 y)...more
  • is 1/5 of Time since the birth of mathematician Maria Gaetana Agnesi (203 y)...more
  • is 1/5 of Time since the first iron steamship crossed the English Channel (199 y)...more
  • is 1/4 of Time since the publication of Dickens's Tale of Two Cities (162 y)...more
  • is 1/4 of Time since the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species (162 y)...more
  • is 2/5 of Time since the birth of chemist Rosalind Franklin (101 y)...more
  • is 1/2 of Lifespan of human being (80 y)...more
  • is 20 x Lifespan of rat (2 y)...more

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