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December 19: Do it Yourself Altair Kit

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Jeffrey Powers

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December 19: Do it Yourself Altair Kit

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1974 - Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) puts out the first ever "Do it yourself" Altair 8800. You would get it through Popular Mechanics Magazine, then assemble it yourself. This is a turning point in home computer setup. The price for an Altair 8800 kit - $397 - and it included Microsoft Altair BASIC. This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for December 19 DirectX 9 is released RIAA switches from suing users to ISP Samuel Clemens patents suspenders
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