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Inside the first personal computer: Kenbak-1

Kenbak-1 powered on

The first time I powered up the Kenbak-1 was at The Vintage Computer Festival 7.0. I have since had a little time to play with the machine, as can be seen in the pictures above and below. I've since re-attached the switches and cleaned the machine up a bit.

The Kenbak-1 was my display at The Vintage Computer Festival 8.0 and it came in second place in its class. Don't let the fact that there were only two of us in the class fool you - it was up against some stiff competition!

Reprinted with permission from Vintage-Computer.com

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