According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first use of the term ‘personal computer’, usually known as a PC, was in a paper called The Digital Computer: Where Does it Go From Here by Willis H. Ware, who presented it to the Institute of Radio Engineers in October 1954. He articulated a vision of the future where:
Ware’s visionary comments proved to be true. Indeed, we are perhaps now entering a post-PC, or as some commentators would argue, a PC-plus age.
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