Tech history in photos: Heroes of the PC revolution

Jack Tramiel of Commodore

As the concept of personal computing hit its stride, the PC became one of humanity's most important tools ever created. Here are some of the pioneers who helped usher in the PC era.

Jack Tramiel (left) and Michael Tomczyk of Commodore International. Commodore was founded in the 1950s in Toronto, Ontario, and the Commodore PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) was one of the top selling early personal computers.

Image: Michael Tomczyk

By Conner Forrest

Conner Forrest is an analyst for 451 Research. He was formerly a Senior Editor for TechRepublic.