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The French Apple | The Story of Thomson Computers

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19th June 2018 22 min

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In the late 70's and early 90's France was more aware than most of the impact home technology could have, and The State were pushing for technological independence with projects like the Minitel network.

Step forward Thomson Computers with their range of computers to mimic the success of Apple in the USA and put France on the forefront of home micros. But did they succeed?

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