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Four years after the Altair 8800 arrived, the keen computer hobbyist would probably be seen hunched over something like this — the Compukit UK101. By then, computers came with keyboards and video outputs and enough memory to run slightly useful software.
Like the Altair, the Compukit was sold in kit form through magazines, with its design published in the UK publication Practical Electronics. Many computers from this period are highly customised, as they are hand-built with the casework and any extra peripherals left up to the owner.