MIND OVER MATTERS
Life’s full of little problems.
Everyone faces them… the business-man trying to figure out current inventory or accounts receivables. The home cook who wants to cut down a recipe for 8 to serve only 5. Or the language student trying to learn the difference between “gesundheit” and “gemutlichkeit.”
“THE WONDER COMPUTER OF THE 1980s. UNDER $300.”
“The best computer value in the world today. The only computer you’ll need for years to come.”
Read the chart and see why COMPUTE! Magazine1 calls the VIC-20 computer “an astounding machine for the price.” Why BYTE raves: “…the VIC-20 computer unit is unexcelled as a low-cost consumer computer.” Why Popular Mechanics says “… for the price of around $300, it’s the only game in town that is more than just a game.”
Apparently the fact that the IBM PC came with MS-DOS was notable even in 1981:
Most surprisingly, IBM will initially be using outside sources of software and plans to accept programs from private individuals — a huge departure from past IBM practices.
New Personal Computers — now the big guns have arrived
IBM heads the list of new small-computer makersâ€” and that means big changes to come
By WILLIAM J. HAWKINS
The room was jammed. I was lucky to be up front; before me sat the demonstrator. His hands stretched across the keyboard as characters streamed onto the CRT display. It was a computer, a personal model for use in home or office. But it wasn’t just any new small computerâ€”this was an IBM.