What was the First Home Computer? What was the First Game Console? Well, there’s some debate on the subject. For those that know however, a leading contender for the title is the Bally Astrocade, also known as the Professional Arcade. It was first shipped to the public in 1978!
But why are we interested? Because as TigerDirect enters its 20th year in the computer industry, we reflect on the changes we’ve seen, as well as participated in creating. It’s important that we understand the history computers and consumer electronics share so that we have a sense of where we’re going from here. So take a trip down Nostalgia Lane with us. We’ll visit some products that changed the world, and some that were just too strange, even for the era they were born in.