introduction: these three stages have different historical features and different overlord king, but at the same time, each stage has some similarities with these common to observe the three historical periods of change, may find some clues for future development.
station in late 2014 to review the development of the information age is very interesting. Since the beginning of the last century at the beginning of 80s, the information process of human society has experienced three stages: PC, Internet, mobile, if divided by China population age, also just represent 70, 80, 90 after three age. These three stages have different historical features and different overlord king, but at the same time, each stage has some similarities with these common to observe the three historical periods of change, may find some clues for future development.
at each stage, these commonalities are affecting the human:
PC era: from "hard" to "soft"
August 12, 1981 is a historic day, the day IBM officially released IBM PC. The computer is equipped with a Intel 8088 processor, running Microsoft’s DOS1.0 system. Although before this, already on the market there are a variety of personal computer, including Apple machine, TRS machine, Japan – 80 PC – 9801 machine, but the computer is rely on their architecture or different platform, unable to achieve compatibility in software and hardware.
seventeen months later, Compaq reverse engineering IBM personal computer BIOS. The blue giant has taken advantage of all of the technical information beyond BIOS, and has used its industry influence to form the "open standards" of the personal computer, allowing standard parts of different manufacturers to be interchanged. This open standard suddenly gathered a large number of hardware manufacturers, the formation of the personal computer industry chain, also officially announced the era of human access to the personal computer (PC).
corresponds to the hardware is software innovation. With the help of a large number of IBM compatible operating system, Microsoft quickly occupied the market, rather than Microsoft to enter the market, and more priority in some technical aspects of the apple Mac computer rout. PC industry operating system battle, as early as 80s has ended.
PC era killer productivity and communication tools also belong to Microsoft.
to productivity tools, for example, in 80s, the demand for productivity is directly reflected in how to make the machine process data. There was a man named Lotus 1 – 2 – 3 software temporarily, almost a monopoly of the spreadsheet field. But Microsoft quickly catch up, until the end of 80s at the beginning of 90, micro.