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History and background of the Raspberry Pi

From the first vacuum tube computers, to the tape and punch card machines of the '60s, and the first microprocessor mainframes of the '70s, computing had very much been the preserve of large businesses and university research departments. However, by the late '70s, with the release of the Apple II and earlier seeds planted by such technology as the TV Typewriter and Apple I, this was rapidly changing.

As the '80s rolled into view, the public saw low-cost home computers such as the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 hit the mass market and subsequently give birth to a whole generation of amateur programmers. By the '90s, these programmers, brought up on tinkering with their home computers and writing BASIC, were ...

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