Alto: A personal computer

in Computer Structures: Principles and Examples

Published by McGraw-Hill | 1981 | 2 edition

ISBN: 978-0-07-057302-4

Ed. Siewiorek, Bell and Newell. Also Xerox PARC report CSL-79-11, August 1979

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The Alto is a small computer system designed in early 1973 as an experiment in personal computing. Its principal characteristics, some of the design choices that led to the implementation, and some of the applications for which the Alto has been used are discussed.