From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Jan 12 14:00:01 1998

On Sun, 11 Jan 1998, William Donzelli wrote:

> > If the definition of "personal" is "integrated CPU, keyboard and video
> > output" then that would be the Sol-20 from 1976. This was first proposed
> > at the First Annual Vintage Computer Festival, and once you've done your
> > own research you will tend to agree. Some will argue that the Apple ][
> > was the first (by this definition). But the Sol-20 beat it by a few
> > months.
> When did the Sphere-1s start shipping? My boards have 1975 dates on them.
> The Sphere-1s were also integrated systems, with a standard setup having
> the 6800 CPU board, a video board, 16K RAM, and a serial interface board.

Yeah, but none of them ever worked. (I know this is an exageration).

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