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SCAMP - The 1st IBM personal computer; the missing link in the PC's past!

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Published on Aug 11, 2013

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This is a little known story of how two relatively unknown IBM labs in California's Silicon Valley collaborated in 1973 to create a portable personal computer called SCAMP which helped change all of our lives. Narrated by Paul Friedl, the inventor of SCAMP, this is a brief story of how SCAMP came about and helped begin the Personal Computing Era. This video includes the brief comments in 1988 of J. B. Eklund, Curator, Division of Computers, Information & Society of the National Museum of American History, as he accepts SCAMP for membership in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute. The video then briefly describes the path from the "personal computing" concept, to the building of the SCAMP operational prototype, to the final demonstration to the President of IBM and his decision which led IBM to develop the 51XX product line of IBM Personal Computers. The story ends by introducing the key people who made SCAMP happen.

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    • Christopher Ashmore
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    • ANW1117 - Cozy Christmas
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