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Altair 8800

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  1. a microcomputer design from 1975, based on the Intel 8080 CPU and sold as a mail-order kit through advertisements in Popular Electronics, Radio-Electronics and other hobbyist magazines

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 13, 2009
  2. The designers intended to sell only a few hundred to hobbyists, and were surprised when they sold thousands in the first month

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  3. Around this time Roberts received a letter from a Seattle company asking if he would be interested in buying its BASIC programming language for the machine

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  4. Today the Altair is widely recognized as the spark that led to the personal computer revolution of the next few years

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  5. The computer bus designed for the Altair was to become a de facto standard in form of the S-100 bus, and the first programming language for the machine was Microsoft's founding product, Altair BASIC

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