I am reading the history of the newsletter but stopped to send this. You indicated Byte as part of your past; I have the first 12 issues Byte ever published…. My early beginnings can be seen — http://www.gofws.com/fotoz and I’ve still got some of the original manuals. I enjoy the news letter. — Fred Stone
Thanks, Fred. I can’t quite make out the exact model of the 1960’s-era behemoth in that photo, but it’s a safe bet my son’s X-box has many times its computing power. Heck, there are probably PDA wristwatches with that much power now! I bet there’s also a story behind the hand-lettered "No Go" sign stuck atop the console, too…
Fred’s page also pointed to another site I’d seen many years ago, but had forgotten: The "Chronology of Personal Computers" from 1947 to 1977 ( http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/comphist/ ).
Seeing that sent me to the search engines for these online histories, which cover later years:
Some interesting clicks in there!