One of many world's first private computer systems is up on the market

One of the world's first personal computers is up for sale

Many individuals do not know the historical past of the Kenbak-1 Digital Pc, however it’s thought-about to be the world’s first commercially obtainable private pc — and one goes up on the market in just some minutes. John Blankenbaker launched the $750 machine in 1971 — years forward of the extra well-known Altair 8800 and Apple I, however after the Datapoint 2200 — hoping to promote it to colleges as a method to introduce individuals to pc programming. It did not have a microprocessor in any respect, and contained solely 256 bytes (you learn that appropriately) of RAM. Not more than 50 models have been ever made, though a couple of have been popping up on the market in the previous few years. One lately bought for about $31k, and one other mannequin is occurring sale by way of German auctioneer Breker inside the hour. It is definitely a bit of historical past, but when that is just a little too wealthy on your blood, then disguise your bank card particulars and simply learn our Time Machines article to compensate for the historical past of this groundbreaking gadget.

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