Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 27th Aug 2012 13:53 UTC
Editorial The dream of inexpensive computing for everyone has been with us since the first computers. Along the way it has taken some unexpected turns. This article summarizes key trends and a few of the surprises.
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RE: Comment by kovacm
by MOS6510 on Tue 28th Aug 2012 12:09 UTC in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
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It's just a shame home computers are not really mentioned, apart from the Apple II and TRS-80.

The article says the IBM PC arrived and dominated. It did so only after a while, starting at work before invading homes. The first PCs cost a fortune.

No mention of the ZX81 which was pretty affordable by the masses.

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