Annals PrePrints Abstract - 'This is not a computer': negotiating the microprocessor
The Intel 4004 &#x03BC;-Computer is the earliest known microprocessor-based hardware distributed by Intel. This paper relates the information concerning the 4004 $\mu$-Computer in an effort to gain a more complete historical perspective on the liminal period in the corporate history of Intel when, soon after the introduction of its first microprocessor, the company was wrestling with the &#x0060;one chip CPU -- computer or component?' dilemma and tried to position itself in the emerging microcomputing market that it helped to create.