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Origin of Personal Computer
09-04-2016, 03:37 AM
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(09-01-2016 01:30 AM)SlideRule Wrote:  ps: congrats GERSON! I can find no other written use of the term personal computer prior to the HP 9100 article, circa 1968.

The very earliest occurrence of the term “personal
computer” yielded by JSTOR dates from
1968. In the 4 October 1968 issue of the journal
Science, Hewlett-Packard ran an advertisement
for the HP 9100. The 9100 was the first scientific
desktop calculator, and was programmable,
with programs stored on a magnetic card. The
advertisement described the product as “The
new Hewlett-Packard 9100A personal computer.”

Too bad the picture of the ad seems too small to see the reference to "personal computer" there. In the HP Journal from September of 1968, it is called a "calculator". In any case, this is the one from May of '74 which comes to my mind:

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Origin of Personal Computer - SlideRule - 08-31-2016, 11:26 PM
RE: Origin of Personal Computer - Jake Schwartz - 09-04-2016 03:37 AM
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