But the internet and the personal computer, arguably the most momentous inventions of all time where done well within my lifetime by … Only 50 machines were ever built. John Blankenbaker's Kenbak-1 computer has been called 'the world's first commercially available personal computer', and a rare 1971 example is now being auctioned. One of my favorite literary genres is the origin story. The Story of Steve Jobs, Xerox and Who Really Invented the Personal Computer By Newsweek Special Edition On 3/19/16 at 4:00 PM EDT The Xerox Alto, pictured above, produced only 2,000 units. During this early era of computing, there were a few notable achievements: The tide-predicting machine, invented by Scotch-Irish mathematician, physicist, and engineer Sir William Thomson in 1872, was considered the first modern analog computer. The young people of Silicon won’t understand what a breakthrough that was, but, in the early days, feeding data into a computer was a lot like feeding a baby solids for the first time.

The History, Development, and Importance of Personal ComputersOverviewThe personal computer was introduced in 1975, a development that made the computer accessible to individuals. Up to that time computers had been very large and expensive, operated mainly by big companies. Who Invented Personal Computer “There was a remarkable breakthrough that wasn’t about a chip or a thing, it was rather the integrated whole that mattered,” explains IBM Innovation Vice President Bernie Meyerson. If you know anything about Steve Wozniak, you know that he is a down-to-earth and very honest regular guy. The Wright Brothers first flew the year my long-dead mother was born. The personal computer was invented in August 12, 1981. Steve Wozniak was the sole engineer who designed/invented the Apple computer, the first personal computer that worked with a keyboard and TV monitor. The first personal computers, introduced in 1975 , came as kits: The MITS Altair 8800 , followed by the IMSAI 8080 , an Altair clone. This one is the story of how Steve Wozniak invented the personal computer at a very young age, and helped found Apple Computer. How did a great thing get invented, how did a great person become great. In 1975 the first personal computer was invented - Michael wise's "sphere 1"; by 1977 Apple were in on computers and by the early 1980s there were over 1 million computers worldwide. IBM created this, and the company called it the IBM PC. The telephone was invented while Victoria was Queen. Personal computer history doesn’t begin with IBM or Microsoft, although Microsoft was an early participant in the fledgling PC industry. The Kenbak-1 is considered by the Computer History Museum and the American Computer Museum to be the world's first "personal computer", invented by John V. Blankenbaker (1930-) of Kenbak Corporation in 1970, and first sold in early 1971. With IBM computers, users had to go to the corporate data centre and submit their problems to a supervisor who stood guard like the matron on a hospital ward. This is a fascinating glimpse at a moment in history, and the genius of Wozniak who invented the idea of the personal computer as we imagine it today (a pre … The first modern computers were created in the 1950s and have a long theoretical and technical background. This is a very breezy read, pretty obviously dictated and barely edited.