The personal computer as we know it today was introduced in August, 1981 by IBM. For a history of computers click this link --

However, I had almost my personal computer in the mid '60s. This picture was taken at Tuskegee as a student around 1964. While it was not mine, I used it quite a bit. As a student employee of the computer center, I had a key which provided access evenings, nights and weekends.

From a 35mm slide. Camera: Honeywell Pentax, 50mm lens on a tripod. Flash: Graflex StrobeFlash IV.

IBM 1620 Model I
Initially 20K, later upgraded to 60K
250 CPM Reader, 125 CPM Punch
100 LPM Offline Printer
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June 2001
October 2002