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Читая какие-то интересные мне материалы, я наткнулся на фразу, которая меня вдруг на ровном
месте остановила:"...можно, конечно, долго спорить, был ли первым персональным компьютером
Apple I или Sphere 1..."

Про Apple I мы так или иначе все что-то да знаем, а вот Sphere 1 - был для меня загадкой,
и решил я эту загадку в поиске разрешить!

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The Sphere I was a personal computer completed in 1975 by Michael Donald Wise and Monroe Tyler of Sphere Corporation, of Bountiful, Utah. The Sphere I featured a Motorola 6800 CPU, onboard ROM, a full-sized CRT monitor, 4 KB of RAM, and a keyboard with a numeric keypad.
The Sphere I was among the earliest complete all-in-one microcomputers that could be plugged in, turned on, and was fully functional. Michael touted it as the first "true PC" because it had a keyboard, a number pad, a monitor, external storage, and did not run on a punch tape. In this respect, it is pre-dated by the 1973 MCM/70, among others, but the Sphere included a full-sized display that these generally lacked. When Byte Magazine did its annual history of the computer, it always included Sphere 1, showing that prior microcomputers lacked the user I/O interface built into the Sphere I.
The Sphere 1 also included a keyboard-operated reset feature consisting of two keys wired in series that sent a reset signal to the CPU triggering a hard reboot. Wise considered this to be the first keyboard activated reset -- a predecessor to the now-common Control-Alt-Delete combination.

С учетом, что Sphere I выпущен в 1975 году, а Apple I — 11 апреля 1976 года, и у Sphere I есть
в наличии практически все аттрибуты современных PC, предмет для спора, очевидно, есть! :wink:
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