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UrsaMinor wrote, "When do you think the first pcs hit the market? The first spread sheets, productivity software, word processors, desktop publishing, database software, video games? The impact of computers on our daily life was nearly as big in the 1960s and it was in the 1990s."

Hmmm...somebody seems to have rather bad memory problems.

Desktop publishing didn't appear until the '80s (invention of Postscript) and the first prototypes of everything else listed above in any significant way only in the late '70s.

Remember a microcomputer? They did not exist in the '60s.

Sure, there was some software floating around the mainframe world but the mainstream world didn't know anything about it, nor did it care.

The microcomputers changed the ball game as they brought all of that into the mainstream.


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