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Introduction

A potted history of educational technology would reveal that teaching in the 1980s meant being at the cusp of a quiet revolution. In August 1981, IBM released the rst personal computer (PC). is particular PC was equipped with anywhere from 16 kilobytes to 256 kilobytes of memory, one or two oppy disk drives and an optional color monitor. In September 1982, the Commodor 64 computer was released for a grand price of $595, replete with 64K of RAM, a cartridge and serial peripheral ports, two joysticks, three channels of sound and a 16-color matrix. en in November 1985, Microso released Microso Windows. Four years later, email became commercialized and at the turn of the decade, Berners-Lee had built all the tools necessary for a working World Wide Web with the rst web browser, the rst web server and the rst web page in 1990.