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The Turing-850 Project: Developing a Personal Computer in the Early 1980s in Mexico

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3 Author(s)
Ortiz-Arroyo, D. ; Aalborg Univ., Aalborg, Denmark ; Rodríguez-Henríquez, F. ; Coello, C.A.C.

In response to the increasing popularity in the late 1970s of affordable, general-purpose, microprocessor-based personal computers in the US, several countries attempted to create indigenous personal computer industries. The Turing-850, a general-purpose PC designed and built in Mexico in the early 1980s, shows that Mexico had the technological capabilities to develop its own such industry, but diverse factors prevented its creation.

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 4 )