A history of the personal computer

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A history of the personal computer

This is a manuscript of the 3rd edition, a work in progress sponsored by the US National Science Foundation. The first edition was published by Third Millenium Books, Novato, California, in and as noted below, copyright was reassigned to the author upon breakup of that company.

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A history of the personal computer

The only restriction I really want is, no alterations, or elisions which change [my] intentions. The only cautions for viewing, other than sheer size, are the presence of several tables, which browsers such as Lynx might not format correctly, and the fact that it contains a fair number of words in German, French, and other languages containing accented characters, coded in ISO Latin Alphabet 1, properly announced.

The Index which applies only through Chapter 25 is fully linked, and page anchors have been added through the end of Chapter 25, and correspond to the printed pages of the first edition which has 24 chapters and no index.

Page numbers appear inline, representing the beginning of the corresponding printed page, as [-xx-] in red if your browser and computer permitwhere xx is the page number. You can search for any particular page through using this format.The Columbia University Statistical Laboratory (location unknown) includes Hollerith tabulating, punching, and sorting machines, Burroughs adding machines, Brunsviga and Millionaire calculators (the latter was the first device to perform direct multiplication), plus reference works such as math and statistical tables.

Prof. Robert E. Chaddock (Statistics Dept) was in charge. Image caption Ian McNaught-Davis presented a programme on Micro computers and how to use them.

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I well remember my first sighting of Glastonbury Tor in Exhibit Content Team Dag Spicer, Senior Curator Marc Weber, Founding Curator, Internet History Program Chris Garcia, Curator Alex Lux, Research Assistant.

The following brief history of computing is a timeline of how computers evolved from their humble beginnings to the machines of today that surf the Internet, play games and stream multimedia in.

The history of the personal computer as a mass-market consumer electronic device began with the microcomputer revolution of the s. The launch of the IBM Personal Computer coined both the term Personal Computer and PC.

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