The Most Important Invention the Year You Were Born

The Most Important Invention the Year You Were Born

1977: Personal computer

And here we are at the arrival of the first personal computer in 1977. Three were released—the Apple II, the Commodore PET, and the TRS-80 from Radio Shack. According to the Computer History Museum, the Apple II was sold between 1977 and 1993, giving it credit as one of the "longest-lived lines of personal computers." The site says millions were sold during that 16-year stretch. The Apple II was an all-in-one machine, packaged with a logic board, switching power supply, keyboard, case, game paddles, and a copy of the game Breakout. By contrast, the Commodore PET was discontinued in 1982, spending just five years on the market.

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