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This paper offers a prognosis of forseeable events and developments that are likely to occur within the next decade in the area of "personal computing"---computing power made available to many segments of the general public in consumer products, or at least in mass-produced, mass-marketed...
This paper examines the problems involved in the development of an inexpensive personal computer for use by scientific researchers in a variety of disciplines. Since the term "personal computer" (PC) is ill-defined, we begin by describing what it is intended to mean here and the special...
The following papers were the working papers of the Personal Computing session participants at The Oregon Report on Computing Conference held 20--22 March 1978 in Portland, Oregon. The papers are also published in the Conference Proceedings available through the IEEE Computer Society.
Personal computing has evolved in an unplanned and haphazard manner, as an unanticipated consequence of low-cost microprocessor devices.
The goals of personal computing are to improve the quality of life for individuals by providing them with a tool that not only relieves them from doing boring tedious work, but gives them a means of automating many of the marvelous ideas that the human brain can generate. The artist can use the...
The problems of the 80's for personal computing center around the task of developing an entire industry to produce and distribute good machines and software. Developing an industry is much trickier than developing a single product or technical solution.
Neither hardware nor software is right; most everything is yet to be done.
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