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1974, the HP25 calculator could do all that. Well the programs, but not
Basic and not sure about ram.

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I first saw BASIC on a Datapoint 2200 in about 1972. Wikipedia
describes the  Datapoint 2200 as "the earliest known device that bears
any significant resemblance to the modern personal computer".



Andy Wood
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Yeah, "home computer" and "micro computer" were more common terms in
the years before the IBM PC surfaced.
eg. MICOM (Microcomputer Club of Melbourne) started in 1977 and its
still going. http://micom.asn.au /
I was living in Geelong and joined the equivalent club there in 1979,
and later joined AUSOM (Apple Users Society of Melbourne) in 1983.

Glenn

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