A Personal History of Microcomputing (Part 3)

[All the parts in this history] Recap I’m only up to 1980, that’s pretty amazing considering what’s happened in the story so far.  The Altair 8800 made its big splash in the January edition of Popular Electronics (which naturally came out in December).  Now it’s 1980, only a half-decade later, and we’ve gone from that…

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A Personal History of Microcomputing (Part 2)

[All the parts in this history] I could spend a long time writing about programming the PET and its various entry points, and I’m likely going to spend disproportionate time on the CBM family of computers because that’s what I know, but I think it’s important to look at other aspects of microcomputers as well and…

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A Personal History of Microcomputing (Part 1)

[All the parts in this history] I started writing this several years ago, never finished it…  stumbled across it just now and I thought maybe if I post this I’d be motivated to write more. This is of course just my perspective and it’s probably wrong in places, but it is my perspective.  So there…

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