ENIAC Award Given To John Blankenbaker
World’s First Personal Computer
THE COMPUSEUM “ENIAC AWARD” HONORS INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD OF COMPUTING
For Pioneering the First Personal Computer: The Kenbak-1
The Kenbak-1 is considered by the Computer History Museum and the American Computer Museum to be the world’s first “personal computer”. Only 40 machines were ever built and sold. It was designed and invented by John Blankenbaker of Kenbak Corporation in 1970, and was first sold in early 1971. The system first sold for $750. Only 10 machines are now known to exist worldwide, with various collectors. In 1973, production of the Kenbak-1 stopped as Kenbak Corporation folded.
More info on the Kenbak-1 here on Wikipdia.