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A Brief History of Computers in General, and the Personal Computer in Particular

Originally, this was a fairly long page about the history of computers.

Then I decided to scour the Internet for pictures I could safely use to illustrate the page, and that inspired me to add even more computers to be mentioned, as well as making the page slower to download.

So now I have split it into smaller pages of more reasonable size.

It should be noted that while the main topics of each section are in a roughly chronological sequence, on many occasions, when discussing certain computers at one point in the chronology, related computers that either came long before or long afterwards may also be discussed. So the arrangement is not strictly chronological, but is rather by topic.

Where not otherwise credited, images are taken from advertisements, usually for the computer system pictured, but sometimes from advertisements by other companies providing accessories or add-ons for that computer.

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