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A history of the personal computer : the people and the technology

Author: Roy A Allan
Publisher: London, Ont. : Allan Pub., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book is an exciting history of the personal computer revolution. Early personal computing, the "first" personal computer, invention of the micrprocessor at Intel and the first microcomputer are detailed. It also traces the evolution of the personal computer from the software hacker, to its use as a consumer appliance on the Internet. This is the only book that provides such comprehensive coverage. It not only  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy A Allan
ISBN: 0968910807 9780968910801 0968910815 9780968910818
OCLC Number: 47238372
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Development of the computer --
Personal computing in the 1960s --
Microprocessors in the 1970s --
Transition to microcomputers --
Apple Computer in the 1970s --
Microsoft in the 1970s --
Other software in the 1970s --
Microprocessors in the 1980s --
The IBM Corporation --
Apple Computer in the 1980s --
Competitive computers --
Microsoft in the 1980s --
Other software in the 1980s --
Hardware in the 1990s --
Software in the 1990s --
Corporate activities in the 1990s --
Hardware and peripherals --
Magazines and newsletters --
Other companies, organizations and people --
Miscellaneous items --
Some technical details of various personal computers --
Versions of DOS.
Responsibility: Roy A. Allan.
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This book is an exciting history of the personal computer revolution. Early personal computing, the "first" personal computer, invention of the micrprocessor at Intel and the first microcomputer are detailed. It also traces the evolution of the personal computer from the software hacker, to its use as a consumer appliance on the Internet. This is the only book that provides such comprehensive coverage. It not only describes the hardware and software, but also the companies and people who made it happen.

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