1977 was quite a year. We had Tandy’s TRS-80, Commodore’s PET, and the Apple II from, er, Apple. So, put yourself back to 1977, give yourself an age of 15 and a big cheque from a great-aunt, and ask yourself which one you want. You’ll get a bundle of peripherals and applications too, and some books.
Also from that year, HP’s amazing wristwatch calculator, the HP-01, Ohio Scientific’s 6502-based Challenger, Ward Christensen’s Xmodem, the Dragon Book on compilers, DEC’s 11/780, the first VAX, and the launch of Voyagers I and 2.
For more 1977 news, and much else besides, see Benj Edwards’ Vintage Computing and Gaming.