There's No Place Like Home. Just Ask Pc Makers

Ever since a Charlie Chaplin lookalike first peddled IBM's personal computer to TV viewers, PC makers have sought a magic formula that would turn computers into the next great home appliance. A decade later, no single variant of the PCs used in schools and offices has clicked with consumers the way VCRs and CD players have. But a significant if ill-defined market has emerged: students, technogeeks, white-collar workers burning the midnight oil, and millions of other Americans have ushered PCs into their homes.

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