Happy Friday! Today, we have a little tech history for you.
The IBM PC, which was the basis for all modern Windows PCs, has a fascinating history. Ars Technica goes into great detail on how the modern IBM-compatible PC came to be, with an in-depthtwopart article.
And on the other side of the aisle, Macs have their own varied history. While for many years, they had proprietary innards, they now share many of the same internal components that PCs have. So how come you never see an Intel Inside sticker on a Mac like you do on most PCs with Intel processors, even though Macs have used Intel processors for years? That's a very interesting story as well.
There was never a version of Windows called Windows 93. Which is probably a good thing (note that link only supports Firefox and Chrome – but feel free to load it up in Internet Explorer as it’s still entertaining).
There is good design, and there is bad design. The Reddit Subreddit /r/ProgrammerHumor decided to design some horrendous application volume controls. Here are the worst of the worst. For more, head straight to the source.