Kenbak-1 on Ebay
gkicomputers at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 2 00:10:43 CDT 2005
I don't think you can ever claim any computer as the
first one without some qualifications(computer using
relays, tubes, TTL, microprocessor etc), I think in
the 1950's a relay computer kit called Simon was
available from Radio Electronics.
For microprocessor based computers the original
manufacturer always made the first computers based on
their processor (so if you assume the 4004 was the
first microprocessor then Intel Intellec or its single
board cousin Sim-4 could be considered the first
microprocessor based computers).
--- William Maddox <wmaddox at pacbell.net> wrote:
> --- steve <gkicomputers at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > well it went for ten of thousands, rarer then an
> > apple-1
> Speaking of the Apple 1, I just noticed the winning
> bidder is the same guy who bought that "hobby
> in a wooden case" that was the subject of such wild
> speculation a few weeks back. He also bought an NRI
> 832, which I have heard claimed to predate the
> and be in fact the first computer kit ever marketed.
> Does anyone know the real scoop on that?
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