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Personal Computer Milestones

Personal Computer Milestones

Pop Quiz: What was the first personal computer?

Be careful before you answer! The question is highly ambiguous. Are
you sure you know what first means? How about personal?
Even computer is an ambiguous term!

We’ll make it easy for you. Let’s define personal computer as
a computer having the following attributes:

  • It must be a digital computer.
  • It must be largely automatic.
  • It must be programmable by the end-user.
  • It must be accessible, either as a commercially manufactured product,
    as a commercially available kit, or as widely published kit plans.
  • It must be small enough to be transportable by an average person.
  • It must be inexpensive enough to be affordable by the average professional.
  • It must be simple enough to use that it requires no special training beyond
    an instruction manual.


Was it the IBM PC?

Bzzzt! The IBM PC was introduced
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Personal computer – Wikipedia

Computer intended for use by an individual person

An artist’s depiction of a 2000s-era desktop-style personal computer, which includes a metal case with the computing components, a display monitor and a keyboard (mouse not shown).

A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.[1] Personal computers are intended to be operated directly by an end user, rather than by a computer expert or technician. Unlike large costly minicomputers and mainframes, time-sharing by many people at the same time is not used with personal computers.

Institutional or corporate computer owners in the 1960s had to write their own programs to do any useful work with the machines. While personal computer users

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