The Next Computer: The hardware makes it a PC, the software makes it a workstation, the unit sales makes it a mainframe.
Computing used to be an expert-driven system;
it [became] a personal system that we all owned as part of our daily lives. That shift from mainframe to personal computing is what we have to do for health care.
Between rounds of speed chess I read enough of a programming manual to teach myself to write programs on the school's DEC mainframe in the language Basic.