Home Computers

By the time the holiday festivities have died down, the last of the decorations returned to the basement, and the Christmas tree put out by the curb, Americans will have plunked down some $9 billion during 1994 to buy nearly 7 million home computers. That's a full 40% of all the personal computers sold in the U.S. this year. And with growth in consumer sales projected to keep outpacing the increases in sales to business, the home will easily become the biggest PC market by the year 2000. Fifteen years after the first anxious parents ran out to get Junior an Apple II or a Commodore PET to put under the tree, PCs have become about the hottest consumer-electronics category around, and one of the biggest--second only to color TVs.

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