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In 1976, Apple’s two Steves (Jobs and Wozniak) designed the Apple I, Apple’s only “kit” computer (you had to add a keyboard, power supply, and enclosure to the assembled motherboard), around the 6502 processor.
That was also the year Electric Pencil, the first word processing program, and Adventure, the first text adventure for microcomputers, were released.
Alas, it just didn’t work right, forcing Apple to recall them all, fix a number of problems, and rerelease the Apple III some time later with 192 KB of RAM.
This was also Apple’s first computer to support a hard drive, the 5 MB Profile.
Estimates are that there were one million personal computers in the US in 1980.
In early 1981, Adam Osborne introduced the first portable computer.
magazine called 1982 “The Year of the Computer” as the industry grew up.
That was also the year Microsoft Word 1.0 shipped, although it remained a small player until Windows dominated the PC world.
Apple introduced the first consumer machine with a mouse and graphical user interface, the Lisa.
The same can be said of Radio Shack’s fairly impressive TRS-80 Color Computer, which suffered primarily from complete incompatibility with its existing TRS-80 line.
Yet another 1980 disaster was the Apple III, which shipped with 128 KB of memory, an internal floppy drive, and Apple II emulation.
Although it retains the original meaning of “personal computer”, the IBM architecture has so dominated the industry that it soon came to mean IBM compatible computers to the exclusion of other machines.