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1980’s

Hardware: 1981: IBM PC early 80’s: Sun Workstation 1984: Apple Macintosh 1985: Apple Laserwriter (earlier invented by Xerox PARC) mid 80’s: microprocessors take off mid 80’s, PC’s take off (Intel x86, but still toys) mid 80’s, workstations take off (Motorola 680x0) late 80’s: Silicon Graphics Workstation (real time raster lines, then polygons) data glove

VLSI for special purpose graphics processors, parallel processing, fear of Japanese domination

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