2013 is the 30th anniversary of the IBM PCjr, and heck, I love that little machine too much to let an opportunity like this go by without educating the unwilling public about it. So, I’ll be giving a presentation on the PCjr at NOTACON 10 in Cleveland OH in April, and again at the Vintage Computer Festival Midwest in September in Lombard, Illinois (more on VCFMW as the website becomes available). The title is “Admiring one of IBM’s biggest mistakes: The IBM PCjr” and I will be covering what the PCjr was, its strengths and weaknesses, how it flopped so incredibly hard, and how it managed to change the home computer industry anyway. Also, old hardware withstanding, I will have a PCjr with me to demonstrate a few things, so you can gawk at or admire it at your discretion.
What’s this pee-sea-june-your I speak of? Well, I’ll let Ebeneezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchet explain: