Personal computers:
1. electronic hobbyists then computer hobbyists
computer liberation movement
2. home computers programmed in BASIC, educational/games
3. businesses found personal computers useful compared to buying more large mainframes--particularly for quick results
4. development of useful applications programs
5. graphical user interface--you didn't need lessons to learn to use a computer, plus the different programs you use are controlled the same way
6. internet/WWW