Where’s Wang?

Question: Do you know any source of information on the Wang computer company? Does it still exist? What’s the history of the company? Thank you for any information you can supply.
— Clay

Answer: Information on Wang Laboratories Inc. can be found at www.wang.com. The Lowell, Mass.-based company was a computer industry pioneer. It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August 1992. The once mighty company was a computer industry giant in the 1980s and was a leader in office word-processing systems. The arrival of multi-purpose IBM PCs destroyed its market for proprietary machines. It emerged the summer of 1993 as a far smaller company concentrating on software aimed at businesses. Hope that helps.