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...s for desktop computers, Apple introduced its first computer in 1977. It sold for $1,195 and had 16K of Ram. At the time, this was the fastest growing company in American history at the time (Augarten 280). Presently, this computer can be sold at auction for nearly $25,000 (“Old and Gold”). After the introduction of Apple’s computer, IBM presented its PC in 1981; it became the most popular ordinary commodity at the time (Augarten 280). Financially, computers could have been small and inexpensive from the start if Atanasoff published his electrical calculating machine, but instead, the computer originated from the large and costly ENIAC. The computer has made incredible advancements in society for all ages and professions, and early pioneers would have laughed at the thought of computers being used for these purposes, as their work started from room-sized machines.
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