First Personal Computer
Machine Organization Accomplishment | 1948 - 1957
IBM researcher: John Lentz
Where the work was done: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (while housed at Columbia University)
What we accomplished: John Lentz (pictured) was responsible for the IBM 610, the first personal computer in the sense that it was the first computer intended for use by one person (e.g. in an office) and controlled from a keyboard. From Columbia University website.
Related links: Columbia University webpage on the 610, Wikipedia Page
Image credit: Columbia University
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