The very first personal computers - How many are left?

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Date: Fri Apr 11 13:31:00 2003

I think of a personal computer as one that was owned by an individual for use
in a home. The same computer could also be used in a commercial setting but
these computers were often in homes.

In 1979 I had about six HP 9825 calculators in my basement. These “calculators”
were great computers but they cost many time more than my SWTPC 6800 system
did. (I was setting up a contract project so these 9825 were just rented. There
was over $100,000 worth of rented equipment in the house.) Even though I had a
HP 9825 in my home I don’t think of it as a “personal computer”.

Michael Holley
Received on Fri Apr 11 2003 - 13:31:00 BST

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