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PC

abbreviation for PRIVY COUNCIL, Privy Counsellor, police constable.
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Personal computers came in at about the right time, or so it seems at first glance.
A powerful personal computer costs about $3,500 now, and is capable of processing speeds and storage capacity (RAM and hard disk memory) greater than the mainframes of 10 years ago, let alone the 7090 35 years ago.
His phone rings constantly, he boasts to the reader, and his access to the dirt in the personal computer industry is unmatched.
But as personal computer users struggle to retrieve and collate information from increasingly complex and unwieldy computer files and data bases, something more than memorizing lists of commands or following sequences of instructions is needed.
In the early 1970s, computer scientists at a California research center called Xerox PARC built a machine, the Alto, that is considered to have been the world's first personal computer.

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