Apple introduces the Macintosh personal computer (1984)

Here's the original press release that a small California company called Apple released back in January 1984, announcing the launch of their new PC -- the first mass-market personal computer featuring both a graphical user interface and a mouse.

Try a home computer on for size (1978)

Computers can be a hobby. And the cost is not prohibitive as you might think. A complete home computer unit can be purchased for around $600, with a more elemental unit offered for $250, or you can build your own.

Will the personal computer go mass-market? (1977)

There is a great deal of controversy in the industry over whether the personal, or home, computer will become a true mass-market product. Some do not believe that the average consumer is interested in learning how to use a complex, relatively expensive home computer.