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 picture of mobility

Corona had a PC answer for everyone. If you were a desk-bound office drone, you could opt for the traditional "tabletop" PC on the right. But if you were a jet-setting internationalist, you could opt for the 28-pound "Portable PC," which integrated a 9-inch CRT and some other space-efficient components.

Of special note: The spiral-wound keyboard cable. Why did those ever come into fashion—and why did they ever go away?

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