Personal Computers: The Altair 8800 and the Dawn of a Revolution

Personal Computers: The Altair 8800 and the Dawn of a Revolution

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The Altair 8800 is why we have computers in most homes today. It was initially designed for hobbyists. But a few visionaries saw massive potential in this strange little machine—and worked hard to make others see it too. What they created led to so much more than anyone could have ever imagined.

Forrest Mims tells us how his co-founder, Ed Roberts, planned to save their struggling electronics company. His idea? A microcomputer made for hobbyists. That computer led to a fateful phone call from ... Más informaciones

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