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> people will look back and see that classical computing spread because it was made accessible and ubiquitous,

I don't know if that is true. I mean, it was true eventually, but in the beginning, it was quite limited to only well capitalized businesses.

I mean even in the "ubiquitous" period, it wasn't that accessible. In 1984, and IBM PC cost about $5,000 (in 1984 dollars). That would be about $12,300 in today's dollars. Not out of reach for all, but certainly only for the upper-middle-class at best.






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