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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by clasqm on Tue 28th Aug 2012 09:28 UTC
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"The first big step toward computing for everyone occurred in the late 1970s with the wide popularity of the Apple II and TRS-80."

That is a rather US-centric POV. Elsewhere, the Sinclair ZX-series and the BBC Micro ruled the roost. And let's not forget the Atari/Amiga wars slightly later.

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