Geek Fact for December 31st

In 1974, Popular Electronics released its January issue, featuring the Altair 8800 computer on its cover.

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Two years later, Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) announced that it had shipped over ten thousand Altair 8800 kits worldwide thus far.

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