PC form factor

From: Sellam Ismail <dastar_at_ncal.verio.com>
Date: Thu Jul 1 22:04:35 1999

On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, William Donzelli wrote:

> > Since most folks are right-handed, having the drives on the right is pretty
> > reasonable. The physical design was allegedly patterened after the
> > pple-][ whose market IBM coveted.
> I really doubt that they looked at Apple for the design. IBM has pretty
> much been on top of the pile as far as ergonomics and ease of maintenance
> since the 1950s. Sure, the PC is not exactly their shining moment, but it
> does show some thought for a design with a low production cost in mind.

Acually, there are rumors abound that IBM modeled the PC after the
successful Apple ][. But, rhey are just rumors and anecdotes passed
around like those in Dick's message.

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