Please sir, why were PCs beige?

Over on Kotaku UK, I’ve been asking the important questions of the day: Why were old PCs beige? And why aren’t they beige any more?

Image from Computing History

It turns out that the answer is quite complicated, involving old German workplace laws that may or may not actually exist. And IBM deciding to go all revolutionary by leaping off the beige train.

I kind of miss beige PCs, don’t you?