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We are but whirlpools in a river of ever-flowing water. We are not stuff that abides, but patterns that perpetuate themselves.
--Norbert Wiener

  Personal computer

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Alan Kay coined the term.

necessary to the decentralization of the use of computers

to some degree predicted in As We May Think

prototypical example is the Alto

the cardinal example is the Macintosh

Until the explosion of personal computers in the 1980s, the computer industry still saw the computer more as an arithmetic engine than anything else.

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