Issue No.03 - March (1977 vol.10)
H. Garland , Stanford University
There is little question that the current enthusiasm in personal computing was catalyzed by the introduction of the MITS Altair computer kit in January 1975. This computer kit demonstrated by its cost (originally less than $400) that individuals could now afford a computer. And by its design the Altair established a standard bus structure for the personal computing industry.
H. Garland, "Design Innovations in Personal Computers", Computer, vol.10, no. 3, pp. 24-27, March 1977, doi:10.1109/C-M.1977.217669