The Basics of Buying Microcomputers

by W. E. Carroll, Asst. Prof.; Univ. of Central Florida, Dept. of Environmental and Civil Engrg., Winter Park, Florida,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 2, Pg. 43-46

Document Type: Feature article


The first article in the CE Computing Basics series, this article is a primer for first-time buyers, with some of the pitfalls of buying a first system described and some terms defined. Also included are case histories of small firms (under 20 people) who are using microcomputers and some guidelines for system evaluation. Other articles in the computer series will discuss computer applications, and they will present computer programs for civil engineering and evaluate computer systems.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Case studies | Computers | Engineering education | Systems engineering

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