Altair Computer

Designed in 1974

  • Widely recognized as the machine that started the microcomputer revolution.
  • First commercially successful personal computer which sold over thousands. People got it from Mail Order from Magazines like popular Mechanics. It was possible to but the computer in a set to be put together at home.
  • Named after the 12th brightest star in the sky.
  • Precursor to later personal computers.
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