Happy Birthday, Alto!

The Xerox Alto, precursor to modern PCs, turns 30 this month. How Digital Pioneers Put the ‘Personal’ in PC’s. PALO ALTO, Calif. By John Markoff, on the New York Times: Technology site:

THE modern personal computer came to life three decades ago this month when a group of Xerox engineers projected an image of Cookie Monster from “Sesame Street” onto the screen of an unfinished machine known as the Alto.

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