Desktop Computers: Things You Might Not Know . . .
- Desktop computers were originally known as micro-computers as the other commercial computers were large
- In 1982, Time's annual award for Man of the Year went to the desktop computer
- In the early days of the desktop computer, PC owners had to write their own computer software for the computer
- The growth of desktop computers was quick and fierce, with an estimated 48,000 sold worldwide in 1977 and 148 million in 2012
- The are estimated to be around 2 billion desktop users now