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by Maury Markowitz
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: Claims of the first personal computer
Replies: 5
Views: 5947

Re: Claims of the first personal computer

There are various definitions of "personal computer" so it is sort of in the "eye of the beholder". As I read your definition, I thought of the MCM/70 as well, to be honest. Many people don't know about this computer and how early it was but I am fortunate enough to own one. Wow...
by Maury Markowitz
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: Is the KIM-1 the first single board computer?
Replies: 0
Views: 9010

Is the KIM-1 the first single board computer?

Following in the theme of my last post, I'd like to address the next claim: The KIM1 was the first single board computer I have a single board computer sitting beside me as I type this. It has no display or input on the system. It is, however, the canonical example of a single-board computer, which ...
by Maury Markowitz
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: Claims of the first personal computer
Replies: 5
Views: 5947

Re: Claims of the first personal computer

On further study, there appears to no definition by which the PET could possibly claim to be the first personal computer. Forget the MCM/70 for the moment, let's just look at the market at that time. The PET was announced in January 1977, and the first units shipped in October. However, this consist...
by Maury Markowitz
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: Claims of the first personal computer
Replies: 5
Views: 5947

Claims of the first personal computer

Hello all, I sent an email to Ian Matthews about some questionable claims I found on the commodore.ca web page. To avoid broadening the discussion too far, I'll focus on one in particular: https://www.commodore.ca/commodore-products/commodore-pet-the-worlds-first-personal-computer/ Commodore PET – T...
by Maury Markowitz
Fri May 18, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: Identifying a few old games?
Replies: 1
Views: 5109

Identifying a few old games?

When I first started using the PET around 1981/2 we had only a few games. One was the classic STAR TREK from Creative Computing, no mystery there. Looking at your page I also remember Dog Star, Space Invaders and Dungeon. But there was another that I don't see, let me try to describe it... Basically...