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Ted Saeki
Ted Saeki • 2 years ago

1977: The personal computer became a consumer appliance rather than just a hobbyist homebrew contraption at the First West Coast Computer Faire, April 15, 1977. Here 3 consumer computers were announced that were packaged for immediate use. Clockwise from the lower left are the Radio Shack TRS-80, the Apple II, and the Commodore PET. The best seller was the Apple II (depicted in the 1999 TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley).

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