Computer History: Xerox Alto – A Personal Computer

In the mid-1970s, the personal-computer market blossomed with the introduction of the Altair 8800. Each year since has brought us personal computers with more power, faster execution, larger memory, and better mass storage.

Reprinted from Byte, issue 9/1981, pp. 58-68. Source: GUIdebook

Few computer enthusiasts or professionals can look at the machines of today without wondering: What’s next?

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