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June 27, 1979: The 'unlimited' possibilities of the home computer

There is no doubt that many people who read this feature story 35 years ago were introduced to ideas and technology that are now common place.

It reads almost like science fiction in describing the usefulness of the home computer and the disdain with which it was sometimes met.

The word “printer” is even put into quotes, as the word was thought of more as informal computer jargon.

"Home computer fans find the possibilities are unlimited"

“Since he has a ‘printer’ attached to his keyboard, terminal-monitor and disc drive, Kolk can use the printer to write letters to ‘people who don’t mind letters in that format. Mostly, other people who have computers.’ ”

27 june 1979 home computer fans find possibilities limitless

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