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    Default The 20 most important computers of all time

    From the Altair 8800 to the Apple iMac, here – in no particular order – is our pick of the most significant machines in computing history
    • Commodore 64
    • Atari 2600
    • Panasonic MSX Turbo R GT
    • Xerox Alto
    • Apple Lisa-1
    • Altair 8800
    • Apple 1
    • IMSAI 8080
    • Kenbak 1
    • IBM PC
    • NeXT Turbo Dimension Cube
    • Commodore PET
    • Apple Mac G4 Cube
    • Apple iMac
    • Osborne 1
    • DEC PDP-8
    • IBM 709 Mainframe
    • Acorn Electron
    • BBC Micro
    • ZX Spectrum

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...-all-time.html

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    I don't see their logic behind this as a collective list, sounds like a few journos just had a chat at lunch. I would replace the Acorn Electron (especially with the BBC Micro already listed) with the Atari ST or Commodore Amiga, both contributing to what must have been the real start of software piracy by the masses and a huge founding part of the computer gaming revolution, sparked by the C64 and ZX Spectrum. As mentioned in one of the comments, definitely significant to mainly personal computers...with a few mainframes thrown in, probably a few of the elder staff throwing a few dusty names around. I wouldn't have so many Apples in there either....

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    The Acorn BBC micro deserves it's place, as does the Sinclair zx spectrum, not too sure about the Acorn electron however.

    P.S I would wet my self if the Sinclare QL was on that list
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    I had the commodore 64 and the Atari 2600 as well as an 8088XT with a massive 10meg external HDD LOL the good old days.

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