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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_computer

Even basic PCs cost thousands of dollars and were far out of reach for typical home computerists. However, in the following years technological advances and improved manufacturing capabilities (mainly greater use of robotics and relocation of production plants to lower-wage locations in Asia) permitted several computer ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_personal_computers

Before the introduction of the microprocessor in the early 1970s, computers were generally large, costly systems owned by large corporations, universities, government agencies, and similar-sized institutions. End users generally did not directly interact with the machine, but instead would prepare tasks for the computer on ...

www.computerhistory.org/timeline/computers

Called the “Model K” Adder because he built it on his “Kitchen” table, this simple demonstration circuit provides proof of concept for applying Boolean logic to the design of computers, resulting in construction of the relay-based Model I Complex Calculator in 1939. That same year in Germany, engineer Konrad Zuse built his ...

lowendmac.com/2014/personal-computer-history-the-first-25-years

Apr 26, 2014 ... Personal computer history doesn't begin with IBM or Microsoft, although Microsoft was an early participant in the fledgling PC industry. ... in 1977 as Apple introduced the Apple II, a color computer with expansion slots and floppy drive support; Radio Shack rolled out the TRS-80; Commodore tapped into the ...

www.livescience.com/20718-computer-history.html

Sep 6, 2017 ... The computer was born not for entertainment or email but out of a need to solve a serious number-crunching crisis. By 1880, the U.S. population had grown so large that it took more than seven years to tabulate the U.S. Census results. The government sought a faster way to get the job done, giving rise to ...

www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000984.htm

Oct 30, 2017 ... The complete history of when the first computer was invented, including all types of computers back to 1822. ... this machine. In June of 1991, the London Science Museum completed the Difference Engine No 2 for the bicentennial year of Babbage's birth and later completed the printing mechanism in 2000.

www.reference.com/history/did-first-computer-come-out-8cc72ea58da376a7

The Z3, designed in Germany by Konrad Zuse and completed in 1941, is widely considered to be the first programmable computer. While later computers were significantly faster, the Z3 laid the...

www.autotrader.com/car-news/when-did-cars-get-computerized-264028

Today's cars are pretty much computers on wheels. When did computers start sneaking their way under our hoods? ... Now, I know there are a few whippersnappers out there who have no idea what could possibly have come before solid-state ignitions, so I'm going to sit back in my rocking chair, pull my afghan up over my ...

www.historylearningsite.co.uk/inventions-and-discoveries-of-the-twentieth-century/the-personal-computer

In 1980, more than one million personal computers had been sold and by the mid -1980's, this figure had risen to 30 million. How did this come about? A computer in 1955 was very large and could not have fitted into a normal room in a normal sized house. They frequently burned out and had a tendency to attract moths into  ...