How The Bloomberg Terminal Made History—And Stays Ever Relevant

Oct 14, 2015 2:15 PM ET

Originally posted on Fast Company

By definition, any computing platform invented in the first half of the 1980s that has survived until 2015—and is an enormous business—has accomplished something remarkable. There's the Windows PC, which traces its heritage back to the original IBM PC announced in August 1981. There's the Mac, which famously debuted in January 1984.

And then there's the Bloomberg Terminal, which hit the market in December 1982.

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