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Issue No.04 - October-December (2010 vol.32)
pp: 60-71
Daniel Ortiz-Arroyo , Aalborg University, Denmark
Francisco Rodríguez-Henríquez , Advanced Research Center (CINVESTAV-IPN), Mexico
Carlos A. Coello Coello , Advanced Research Center (CINVESTAV-IPN), Mexico
ABSTRACT
<p>In response to the increasing popularity in the late 1970s of affordable, general-purpose, microprocessor-based personal computers in the US, several countries attempted to create indigenous personal computer industries. The Turing-850, a general-purpose PC designed and built in Mexico in the early 1980s, shows that Mexico had the technological capabilities to develop its own such industry, but diverse factors prevented its creation.</p>
INDEX TERMS
History of computing, personal computers, developing countries, computer architecture, high performance, Mexican computers
CITATION
Daniel Ortiz-Arroyo, Francisco Rodríguez-Henríquez, Carlos A. Coello Coello, "The Turing-850 Project: Developing a Personal Computer in the Early 1980s in Mexico", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.32, no. 4, pp. 60-71, October-December 2010, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2010.68
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