Computer History

Intro
VENDORS: ABComputers | Computer Mail Order East | WEB International | The Wiz
MAGAZINES: Amiga World | Byte | C Journal | Cursor | Midnite Software Gazette | Power/Play | Run | Timex Sinclair User
NEWSLETTERS: CBM64 Exchange Club | The Jeffries Report | Tidewater Commodore Users Group (TCUG) | Young Peoples' LOGO Association (YPLA)
SOFTWARE: Aardvark | Abacus | Access Software | BrainBank | Electronic Arts | Sierra Online | subLogic | Ventura Publisher
ONLINE: America Online (AOL) | Citibank | Minitel | Prodigy
HARDWARE: Apple | Atari | Commodore | Fairchild | Hewlett-Packard/General Electric
IBM | Odyssey2 | Osborne | RCA | Texas Instruments | Zenith
EPHEMERA: Cassette Tapes | Floppy Disks | Conference Badges


IBM

This article heralding the arrival of the original IBM PC appeared in the NY Times on Thursday, August 13th, 1981

"People will now know that personal computers are not a fad or a flash in the pan." -- Michael McConnell, executive Vice President of the retail chain Computerland

Base system: $1565 ("television-like display screen" and "cassette tapes" not included!)
High-end system: over $6,000


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Intro
VENDORS: ABComputers | Computer Mail Order East | WEB International | The Wiz
MAGAZINES: Amiga World | Byte | C Journal | Cursor | Midnite Software Gazette | Power/Play | Run | Timex Sinclair User
NEWSLETTERS: CBM64 Exchange Club | The Jeffries Report | Tidewater Commodore Users Group (TCUG) | Young Peoples' LOGO Association (YPLA)
SOFTWARE: Aardvark | Abacus | Access Software | BrainBank | Electronic Arts | Sierra Online | subLogic | Ventura Publisher
ONLINE: America Online (AOL) | Citibank | Minitel | Prodigy
HARDWARE: Apple | Atari | Commodore | Fairchild | Hewlett-Packard/General Electric
IBM | Odyssey2 | Osborne | RCA | Texas Instruments | Zenith
EPHEMERA: Cassette Tapes | Floppy Disks | Conference Badges


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