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  Desk Top Computers May 1967 by Bill Degnan - 10/09/2013 11:52
Radio Electronics May 1967
One of the earliest known references to the term "desk top computers" known. The obscured text at the bottom reads: New generation ... What they do . . How they work


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The Sage 1, an example of the programmable calculators featured in the article.


"As recently as 15 years ago, according to the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS), there were fewer than 25 computers at work in all of the U.S. That number has grown today to well over 35,000, and the AFIPS predicts that by 1975 there will be more than 85,000-representing an annual investment of $30 billion..."

The article defines desk top computers in 1967 terminology, but you can see that these devices were an important step in the development of modern personal computers.

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