Brief Account of the Personal Computer History

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A couple of technical innovations lead to the creation of what we now refer to as personal computers or PC for short. The integration of IC and microprocessor were the basic reasons why we have a very powerful device now. The computer invention history was believed to have started when the computer-memory circuits’ were permitted with the use of integrated circuits and the size was reduced by the so-called microprocessor.

Ted Hoff made it possible for thousands of transistors to be compressed in a single silicon chip. It was during his employment that such invention commenced. The so-called microprocessor helps the CPU to function different tasks including calculation and performance of certain logical operations and management of data flow. In 1974, the very first desktop-size personal computer was launched by Micro Instrumentation Telemetry Systems (MITS). It was launched through the help of a known technology magazine that these units were sold. The first name was Altair and they cost roughly $400.

After being advertised and launched through the aforementioned magazine, computer history began to flourish. The demand for these gadgets skyrocketed unexpectedly. Other smaller companies responded by creating their own versions of computers themselves. A company called Tandy Corporation or Radio Shock also had its fair share of the first models of the first personal computers. In 1977, the company also released its first ever model. Without batting an eyelash, the sales were overwhelming. Two key features contributed to the success of the company. There was the use of a keyboard and also the presence of a display or what we refer to today is monitor. This personal computer was also programmable and that the user himself has the capability to store pertinent information using a cassette player. These very first computers were the concrete testimony to the computer invention history.