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dc.date2018
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-30T20:59:33Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-02T14:54:32Z
dc.date.available2018-08-30T20:59:33Z
dc.date.available2022-02-02T14:54:32Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/172484
dc.descriptionDate of manufacture: 1976.
dc.description.abstractMicro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) was an American electronics company founded in 1969 by Ed Roberts and Forrest Mims. The company began manufacturing electronic calculators in 1971 and personal computers in 1975. The MITS First (and only) World Altair Computer Convention was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and boasted 700 people from 46 states and seven countries in attendance. MITS featured the Altair 800 operating with the BASIC programming language, now considered to be the first true personal computer. In 1975, two fellows named Bill Gates and Paul Allen developed an interpreter for BASIC, which they marketed as Altair BASIC, followed by the founding of a little company called "Micro-Soft".
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediumdigital photographs
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartofMines Techology Museum
dc.subject.lcshComputers
dc.titleMITS Altair convention
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dc.contributor.institutionColorado School of Mines. Information & Technology Solutions
dc.contributor.institutionAmerican Electronics Company


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