Kennett Classic Computer Museum Audio Tour
Kennett Classic Computer Museum Audio Tour
Kennett Classic 126 S. Union St.

Kennett Classic Audio Tour

Attach your headphones to your smart phone and locate your room by name.

Although mainframe and minicomputers still dominated the computing world in the mid 1970's and well into the 1980s, the introduction of the microprocessor allowed for "microcomputers" to become affordable for home and small business use. The "8-bit" vintage computers in this room exemplify computers containing the 8-bit microprocessor of this era. Market demand convinced manufacturers to produce the first "appliance computers" and the a number of models appeared by 1977. Appliance computers could be purchased from a retail store and operated without engineering knowledge. Through their use a new leisure term "personal computing" became common within popular culture. Computers became more pervasive in the classroom, and for the first time useful portable (built in CRT screen) and laptop (light, battery powered) computers appeared. Click on the audio links below to learn more.

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20-UserGroups.mp3

21-CasioConnection.mp3

22-JOLT-Atari2600Story.mp3

23-ApplianceComputers.mp3

24-FirstLaptops.mp3

25-TandyPortables.mp3

25-Xerox-820-II.mp3

26-C64.mp3

29-DECMate.mp3

30.mp3

31-Atari.mp3

33-RCA-COSMAC.mp3

34-IMI-4040.mp3

35-MITS-Altair.mp3

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126 S. Union St. | Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA 19348
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