A History of the Personal Computer
by Roy A. Allan
Publisher: Allan Publishing 2001
Number of pages: 528
This book is an exciting history of the personal computer revolution. 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 software hacker, to its use as a consumer appliance on the Internet. This is the only book that provides such comprehensive coverage.
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