PC Pioneers Survey Results

We have been running a poll on thePCpioneers.com for the last year and have been asking our readers “Which do you believe was the first truly personal computer?”.

Apple1Here is how they voted – use the links for more background on the designer and the product:
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No Product %age Designer/team Background on this product
1 Apple I 20.9% Steve Wozniak Apple I design
2 Tandy TRS80 17.3% Steve Leininger Retailing computers
3 MITS Altair 14.2% Ed Roberts Computer kits
4 Commodore PET 13.0% Chuck Peddle Creating a PET
5 Cream Soda Computer 10.6% Steve Wozniak Fizzy progress
6 Xerox Alto   8.3% Lampson/Thacker Singing Alto
7 IBM PC 5150   3.9% Bill Lowe The gorilla sits
8 Micral N   3.9% Gernelle/Kahn French PCs
9 IBM PC 5100   3.5% IBM First big blue steps
10 MIT LINC   2.8% Molnar/Clark MIT’s early entry
11 HP911A   1.2% Hewlett Packard Claimed to be first!
12 Sphere 1   0.4% Michael D Wise Early circles

More background from The PC Pioneer series

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