The history of the personal computer is one that fascinates me but I have very much lived it. I had my first computer when I am 7, a Commodore PET with just 16k, which is a billionth of the memory on my iPad. I have embraced the advances in computing over the last thirty years one by one to put them into real live application in ways beyond what they were often intended. Computers have been the key to my liberation as a significantly impaired people, providing me with a connection to the world that enables me to work, rest and play.
We need to recognise and celebrate the history of the computer and how it has enabled so many of us to do so much more with our lives and make contributions which were previously unimaginable! There is so much I have to thank computers for as I admire its short history.