Issue No.04 - October-December (2006 vol.28)
Paul E. Ceruzzi , National Air and Space Museum
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2006.65
In January 1975, Popular Electronics featured on its cover a photograph of the Altair computer and, inside the magazine, an article announcing Altair's availability in kit form. One may quibble over whether it was that precise article that inaugurated personal computing, but in any case, within a few short years the PC era had arrived.
Altair computer, Word processing, WordStar, Spreadsheets, Collecting source code, Mergenthaler Photocomposition, PC Software Conference
Paul E. Ceruzzi, "Guest Editors' Introduction: PC Software--Word Processing for Everyone", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.28, no. 4, pp. 4-5, October-December 2006, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2006.65