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In the mainframe world : IBM and its competitiors developed mainframe terminals with color capability (8 or so and more) but then wanted extra license moneys for the sw and hw (special terminal controllers) necessary to drive the terminals and so did the ISVs too, while businesses didn't saw the benefits from investing and standardizing on color. The same ...


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TL;DR While multimedia capabilities were not considered a liability for business computers, some of the qualities that were lacking in the early multimedia-capable computers were enough to disqualify them for most businesses. I think it is important to first understand there was not just a single market for desktop computers in the early years (roughly 1977-...


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