The First Personal Computer You Never Heard Of! September 25, 1973
On this day in 1973, Micro Computer Machines of Canada introduced their MCM/70 microcomputer at a programmer’s user conference in Toronto. It may have quite possibly been the earliest commercially manufactured device that is now considered to be a personal computer. The MCM/70 gained customers at companies such as Chevron, Mutual Life Insurance, NASA, and the US Army.
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