The credit for development of a computer for home use goes to Steve Wozniak (seated in the photo below) and Stave Jobs (standing in the photo), college dropouts who founded Apple Computer in 1976.
They spent six months, working out of a garage, developing a crude prototype for Apple-I. It’s successor, Apple-II, was introduced in 1977 as the first fully assembled, programmable microcomputer, but still required customers to use their televisions as screens and to use audio cassettes for data storage. It was priced at $1300. In 1984, Apple Computer introduced the Macintosh (popularly known as Mac), which became the first widely used computer. By this time IBM had introduced its PC (1981), which quickly overtook the Macintosh.
Personal computer (Wikipedia)
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