This book is an exciting history of the personal computer revolution. Early personal computing, the "first" personal computer, invention of the micrprocessor at Intel and the first microcomputer are detailed. It also traces the evolution of the personal computer from the software hacker, to its use as a consumer appliance on the Internet. This is the only book that provides such comprehensive coverage. It not only describes the hardware and software, but also the companies and people who made it happen.Allan, Roy A. is the author of 'History of the Personal Computer The People and the Technology', published 2001 under ISBN 9780968910801 and ISBN 0968910807.