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Monday, January 2, 2023

Collection of quotes about the Altair 8800

This post is a collection of quotes about the Altair 8800. There are 3 quotes listed below. License: CC BY-SA 3.0


1. "The Altair is widely recognized as the spark that ignited the microcomputer revolution as the first commercially successful personal computer." (Wikipedia: Altair 8800, 12.24.22 UTC 19:58)


2. "Bill Gates recalls that, when he and Paul Allen read about the Altair in the January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics they understood that the price of computers would soon drop the point that selling software for them would be a profitable business. Gates believed that, by providing a BASIC interpreter for the new computer, they could make it more attractive to hobbyists" (Wikipedia: Altair BASIC, 10.25.22 UTC 05:39)


3. "A BASIC interpreter is an interpreter that enables users to enter and run programs in the BASIC language..." (Wikipedia: BASIC interpreter, 11.11.22 UTC 11:03)