Cover of January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics

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Date
1975-01
Copyright Owner
© Popular Electronics
Location
United States
Keywords
Microsoft Corporation; Homebrew; MITS; Altair 8800 (Computer); Popular Electronics
Object ID
102622635

This cover featuring the MITS Altair 8800 excited thousands of geeks eager to own computers. The computer hadn’t been finished or even named when editor Les Solomon solicited the article. The magazine photographed an empty box and chose the name “Altair.”