A woman operates one of the early desktop IBM computers in this photo from Today, desktop and laptop computers are on the decline as consumers flock toward tablet devices. Dell's first quarter profit plunged because of slower PC sales.
NPR: The Changing Lives of Women. "As female wage earners gain greater autonomy, their decisions are reshaping economic trends." Pictured: Ester Gerston and Gloria Ruth Gordon, early programmers working on the ENIAC computer in