103 The Scrappy Origin Story of the Personal Computer | Sean Haas


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Personal computers are everywhere! When was the last time you even saw a desk without a computer on it?

But how did the personal computer rise up to become so ubiquitous and intertwined with our daily lives?

In this episode I'm joined by Sean Haas, host of the Advent of Computing podcast, for a wild ride through the rise of the personal computer!

Tune in to learn…

-Why computers are just 1's and 0's,

-How Xerox was instrumental in developing the personal computer,

-About the origins of the mouse,

-If Apple stole the idea for the Macintosh,

-Why computers used to be so massive,

-Why the microprocessor was such a breakthrough,

-& so much more!

Check out Sean's podcast, Advent of Computing, wherever you listen to podcasts including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube.

Visit https://adventofcomputing.com

Find Sean and Advent of Computing on Twitter: @adventofcomp


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