It had a keyboard, a printer that served for all output, and even a means of input and storage, a paper tape reader and punch. It was time for a beer, to show the wife, to cheer. For a brief time, and the last time for quite a while, home computers were unified in simplicity. It printed and accepted lines in "teletype mode", which is to say a line at a time, resembling a typewriter.
The hobby computer revolution started with the MITS 8800, 6-7 years before the IBM-PC came to being. Many programs were passed back and forth then, typed in from magazines, punched in from paper tape, read in from cassette tapes, or from a new, odd device called a "floppy disk".
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