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Issue No. 04 - October-December (2010 vol. 32)
ISSN: 1058-6180
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
<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>
History of computing, personal computers, developing countries, computer architecture, high performance, Mexican computers

D. Ortiz-Arroyo, F. Rodríguez-Henríquez and C. A. Coello, "The Turing-850 Project: Developing a Personal Computer in the Early 1980s in Mexico," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 32, no. , pp. 60-71, 2010.
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