A Short History of the Personal Computer by Peter Farwell

By Peter Farwell

a brief heritage of the private machine relates the 38 yr heritage of 1 of the world’s maximum expertise revolutions.
It starts with the Homebrew membership of hobbyists at Menlo Park in California in 1973, throughout the heady years of excessive development to the present, in 2012, interval as a commodity.
Distinctively, it takes the view that it was once particular software program advancements that have been the key drivers of the magnificent progress of the computer, extra so than the extraordinary advancements. again and again during the last 35 years it's been the coming of serious new software program that has brought on the computer to gain outstanding progress spurts.
Our background illustrates the advancements with brief descriptions of the contributions of the firms and contributors that led the at quite a few levels. it's also interspersed with the original reports of the writer in operating in and round the either as a expert and as an avid user.
It is sprinkled with insights approximately how know-how businesses prevail that might be helpful to marketers and their backers development those companies.

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