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Library Systems Newsletter [May 1983]

Librarians considering the pur-chase of microcomputers for use by members of the public are constantly alerted to the importance of selecting equipment for which a wide range of software is available. Fine advice, but how does one determine the width of the range of software available for a particular machine? Taking a strictly numeric approach, the Washington Post recently calculated the number of soft-ware packages available for various microcomputers and identified the "top ten" in terms of program availability as

Apple 2,201
Radio Shack 2,142
IBM 1,488
North Star 569
Commodore 496
Heath 359
DEC 351
Atari 339
Texas Instruments 272
Cromemco 206

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Publication Year:1983
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 3 Number 05
Issue:May 1983
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss and Judy McQueen, Contributing Editors
Subject: Microcomputer hardware
Record Number:3961
Last Update:2023-11-29 11:59:06
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00