concludes my series on the distinctive shape of early home
computers. In this episode we finally cover the Sol-20 itself, the
first system on the market to be shaped like a wedge. More
generally, we try to figure out if the Sol-20 was the progenitor of
hundreds of machines that followed, or if the wedge was inevitable.
For such a simple question, this has become a surprisingly
- Lee Felsenstein, oral history at CHM
- Article about the Sol-20's design process
- Tom Swift Lives!