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all this was obviously for years... for anybody who watching evolution of home computers starting with early 80s
anyway, good article
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.
Even worse transgression: no mention of the Commodore 64, the best-selling single computer model of all time, and which occupies a very large part in some of the linked diagrams http://jeremyreimer.com/postman/node/329 - it was basically the only thing really ever competing numerically with the IBM PC.
Still, I wonder how much the numbers used for those graphs are skewed for North American market - apparently ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum ), the Spectrum family sold 5+ million units not counting clones; considering that C=64 sold ~15 million, Speccy should be easily visible on the graph & much more than "Other".
Oh, and no mention of the Amiga, the sign of things to come WRT multimedia for the masses.
But what really surprises me is that you, MOS6510, didn't grumble about those two omissions