A History of the Personal Computer

The People and the Technology

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The History of Computing in the History of Technology Michael S. Mahoney paper discusses some of the major issues addressed by recent work in the history of technology. It suggests aspects of the development of computing which are pertinent Hence, the history of the computer and of computing is central to that of information. A Brief History of Word Processing (Through ) by Brian Kunde. Note: This paper was written in December, for a CIS 50 - Sec. 61 class at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, reflects the industry situation of that time, and should not be used either as a guide to current industry standards or to the present state of the art.. Contents. On today’s show, we begin our look at the temporarily (at the time) humbled third tier of personal computing, the organizer. We’re covering the Sharp Wizard, Palm Pilot and other notables. This is the podcast where we take an informal look at personal computing history through the lens of eBay auctions. It’s sort of like Antiques Roadshow, but all about antique personal computers. tory, but computer industry executives also say that knowledge of the com-puter’s history gives them an enormous advantage. In its successes and fail-ures, the computer industry has learned many important lessons, and indus-try executives take these to heart. Although the history of analog computers is interesting in its own right.

When most people think about computers, they picture a personal computer, or PC. It’s designed for only one person to use at a time. Most of the computers you and your friends and family have are probably personal computers. The term PC has different meanings in popular culture. On one hand, it means any computer designed for personal use.

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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 Cited by: The History of the Personal Computer (Watts Library: Computer Science) Library Binding – March 1, /5(2).

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/5(1). Early personal computing, the "first" personal computer, invention of the microprocessor at Intel and the first microcomputer are detailed. It also traces the evolution of the personal computer from the hardware and software hacker, to its use as a consumer appliance on the Internet.

This is the only book that provides such comprehensive coverage. Part I of the book provides a historical background on the beginning of digital computer technology.

It is a cursory overview of early developments in both hardware and software from the late 's to the late 's. It also describes the start of personal computing in the ’ Size: KB.

It is the most extensive bibliography available on the history of the personal computer industry and makes the book a valuable reference source. The book is an updated extract of the bibliography contained in another book by the author entitled "A History of the Personal Computer: The People and the Technology" (ISBN ).

The personal computer moved into the world of business when Dan Bricklin created a spreadsheet program. His program – called VisiCalc – was designed A History of the Personal Computer book the Apple II. It went on sale in and within 4 years it had soldcopies at $ a time.

Over the history of computer books, there were lots of classics, top sellers, and books that are still considered great, even though some are out of print. DOS for Dummies by Dan Gookin was an instant classic that was first written in and what helped create the Dummies series of books.

Invention of the PC: The Computer Age The earliest electronic computers were not “personal” in any way: They were enormous and hugely expensive, and they required a team of engineers and other. A History of the Personal Computer: The People and the Technology.

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/5(6).

The history of the personal computer as a mass-market consumer electronic device began with the microcomputer revolution of the s. A personal computer is one intended for interactive individual use, as opposed to a mainframe computer where the end user's requests are filtered through operating staff, or a time-sharing system in which one large processor is shared by many individuals.

Title:: A History of the Personal Computer: The People and the Technology: Author:: Allan, Roy A., Link: PDF files at : Stable link here. A short History of the Personal Computer relates the 38 year history of one of the worlds greatest technology revolutions.

It begins with the Homebrew Club of hobbyists at Menlo Park in California inthrough the heady years of high growth to the current, inperiod as a : Peter Farwell. History of Computers: Selected full-text books and articles Storage and Retrieval of Data.

Associated with the CPU is the main storage, or memory, Sharing the Computer's Resources. Generally, the slowest operations that a computer must perform are Computer Programs and Programming Languages.

The History of Personal Computing podcast has been rebooted to continue educating everyone (including your hosts) about the who, what, when, where, why, and how of personal computing. In this new iteration, the ROM chip called David Greelish has been swapped with an FPGA configured replacement called Todd George.

I have serious reservations about historians writing about computers, so do many science and engineering colleagues (I have attended SHOT meetings). I seriously doubt that a single book can do justice.

Historians are a peculiar breed. I think the. It covers early efforts in math, modern computer graphics, and everything in between. Our #6 entry is "When Computing Got Personal: A history of the desktop computer." Though most readers won't remember the days before every home and office featured a personal computer, there was a time when the idea was quite revolutionary.

The original IBM PCwith a printer, introduced in August This wasn't really the first IBM personal computer, however (read part one of the story to find out more). This entire web site is focused on preserving and telling the story of microcomputers, focused with insane depth on the Apple II.

I’ve been telling it for 20 plus years, and have a book about it. So I know what I know quite well, and if any of you who have taken the time to either read the story on this web site or in the book also know what. The personal computer has come a long way. Take a look at this brief history of the personal computer to see how it's changed through the decades.

The computer considered by most historians to be the first truly portable computer was the Osborne 1. Thai born book and software publisher Adam Osborne (–) was the founder of Osborne Computer Corp, which produced the Osborne 1 in It was a portable computer that weighed 24 pounds and cost $1,Author: Mary Bellis.

Stan was a pioneer in the realm of personal computers; he was also a retail pioneer to us, the consumer. He opened the first microcomputer store on the east coast, which was only the second one in the world.

In his book, he recollects about the machines he sold and the. Computer: A History of the Information Machine is a history of computing written by Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray first published in Author: Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray. Explore thousands of computer books for beginners and technology pros alike at Barnes & Noble®.

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This book is a history of the future. It shows how our contemporary understanding of the. The Appearance of Personal Computers. Initially, microprocessors were used in a variety of specialized devices, such as calculators. But inseveral companies announced the formation of a microprocessor-based Intel PC, the device that performs the same function as large computer, but it was designed for a single user.

A number of personal computers hit the market, including Scelbi & Mark-8 Altair, IBMRadio Shack's TRS — affectionately known as the "Trash 80" — and the Commodore : Kim Ann Zimmermann.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Once upon a time, the land of Silicon was ruled by a mighty blue giant. Many valiant knights had challenged Big Blue in the early years, among them Honeywell, Control Data, Univac, NCR, Burroughs, General Electric and RCA.

Most of the challengers paid dearly for their folly. Historians talk about Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this was no /5(54).

Intel, and in personal computer companies like Apple, the spiritual roots of cyberspace are found in time-sharing experiments like Project MAC. I do not feel that the history of computing will vanish into a subfield of the history of cyberspace.

The recent implosion of the compa. This history covers modern computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer through the dot-com crash. The author concentrates on five key moments of transition: the transformation of the computer in the late s from a specialized scientific instrument to a commercial product; the emergence of small systems in the late s; the beginning of personal computing in /5(18).

History of the PC to Modern & Computer Parts. This question is simple and should be answered correctly by everyone. Please list or explain something you have learned so far in this class/5. “The dazzling capabilities of modern personal computers are based upon the work and experiences gained from many years of use of mainframe computers.” This statement is the theme of this book.

The book is a slice through the history of those mainframe machines as experienced by the author. Machine Wins Over Man. Time magazine suspends its "Man of the Year" tradition and names the computer "Machine of the Year.""The enduring American love affairs with the automobile and the television set are now being transformed into a giddy passion for the personal computer," gushed the story — written on a typewriter — in the Jan.

3,issue, a year and a half after IBM .Early History of the Personal Computer. In Intel was commissioned by a Japanese calculator company to produce an integrated circuit, a computer chip, for its line of calculators.

Ted Hoff who was given the assignment was troubled by the fact that if he utilized standard methods of design the Japanese calculators would be just about as.