Artifact Details

Title

John Blankenbaker with the Kenbak-1 computer

Catalog Number

102712261

Type

Still Image

Date

1986 ca.

Photographer

Rabinowitz, Jerry

Identifying Numbers

Other number P1580 Verso pencil

Dimensions

overall: 7 x 5

Copyright Holder

Rabinowitz, Jerry

Description

B&W aimage of John Blankenbaker holding a KENBAK-1 PC.
Metadata: "The KENBAK-1, (1971) designed by John V. Blankenbaker and manufactured by Kenbak Corporation, is believed to be the world's first personal computer. It was the first prize winner in the Early Model Personal Computer Contest held at the Computer Museum. A commercial, personal computer aimed at ther educational market, the Kenbak-1 was sold for $750 when it was relaeased in 1971. Appearing in the September issue of Scientific American, it was the first personal computer to be advertised on a national basis. It has 256 bytes of memory and the input is via 8 data buttons and 7 command buttons on the front panel. Output is via 8 lights. Photo by Martha Everson."

Category

Identification photograph

Subject

Blankenbaker, John V.

Lot Number

X7413.2015