Originally shared by Jamel Tayeb

Originally shared by Jamel Tayeb

If you follow a bit what I am posting here on G+, you might have guessed that I am a retro-computing fan boy. And, for a retro-computing fan, original and working hardware and software is paramount. Nonetheless, understanding what was the environment – or ecosystem if you prefer – was during the life time of your study system is key. To do so, one of the best way is to read the old fresh news. And if you have the collection bug, then you will seek the vintage prints (indeed, you can likely find almost everything that was ever published as a PDF on the web today). For personal computers, the seminal magazine is definitively the Jan 1975 issue of Popular Electronics. You could discover in the front page the first public presentation of the ALTAIR 8800. In Feb 1975, the second part of the article was published. Then, in its Nov issue, Popular Electronics was disclosing the ALTAIR 680. Enjoy!