|Make in Italy - The Exhibition||1960|
«The first desktop computer in the world»: this is how America welcomed the launch of Programma 101 in New York in October of 1965. It had been invented by Pier Giorgio Perotto in 1964 at Olivetti. At the time, there were very few computers, they were enormous and available only for experts.
«I dreamed of a friendly machine – explained Perotto later on– that could be used by everyone, costing very little, and of the same size as other office products that people were used to». The P101 could fit on a desktop and be used by an employee. Hewlett Packard copied it and was subsequently fined for copyright infringement.