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“Huskey thinks his G-15 could be ordained as the first personal computer. It was small for its time, cheap for its time and designed to be used by one person. Although that concept of a personal computer is the same today, the G-15 is a far cry from the desk-top models available today at Macy’s for about $1,000.
For one thing, the G-15 is as big as two refrigerators. And instead of using computer chips, it uses 350 vacuum tubes that must warm up before the computer can be turned on. It has no display screen, just a Teletype that spits out what the computer was thinking.
The price: only $50,000. That’s about $222,000 in 1988 dollars, but it was absolutely a steal back when the cheapest computers sold for more than $1 million.”