Home computers became available. I programmed many for my friends and finally scored one for myself.
DEC PDP-8e wrote radio related programs on a machine that belonged to Jim Wilson.
Wintek Control Module was a Motorola 6800 on a small bare board. I traded programming skills for a board of my own.
HAL MCEM-8080 bare board with bare board video terminal.
IMSAI-8080 despite the name was the first 6502 based home computer.
Apple II showed up when John Bottoms got involved with a computer store.
See more Home Computing