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

28 going on 13

In 1983, a team of PCWorld editors traveled to Bellevue, Washington to interview a 28-year-old Bill Gates about Microsoft's MS-DOS operating system, and its impact on platform compatibility.

Obviously, I wasn't in the room, but I have read the edited version of the interview. At no point did my editorial predecessors ask Bill if he expected to become the world's most influential VIP in all of computing, or how it felt to be a Chairman of the Board trapped in Billy Mumy's adolescent body.

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