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home computer

A personal computer that is used in the home rather than the office. In the 1980s, a home computer was the lowest-priced computer of the time, such as a Commodore 64. Today, there is little difference between most home and office hardware. Quite often, people spend more on their home machines than companies do on their users' PCs. However, in the office, the way in which software is installed and used may not be the same (see thin client and application virtualization). See personal computer.
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In contrast to many other countries, there have been no in-depth Canadian studies which explore the extent of, and factors associated with, inequalities in home computer access and use.
On my home computer, I have the gang of four outlets turn on the external disk drives, and then, after a wait of a few seconds, the softkey turns on the computer.
The proliferation of home computers raises the inevitable question of whether the cost of such equipment can be expensed or depreciated.
During this time of growth the home computer arena was populated with inexpensive computer merchandise, and printer manufacturers, such as Epson and Star Micronics attacked with a vengeance and sold thousands of low-cost printers.
The survey of over 1,000 adults suggests that home computers are associated with working and doing well financially.
By using a home computer, a modem and a telephone line to access these BBSs, anyone can obtain information on various aspects of most disabilities.
Photo: Her home computer (right) keeps track of planting dates, bloom times, successes, and failures.
where [X.sub.1], [Z.sub.i], and [W.sub.i] are individual, parental, family, geographical, and school characteristics, [C.sub.i] is the presence of a home computer, [Y.sub.0] and [Y.sub.1] are expected future earnings, and t is the child's achievement (e.g., test score), and [[epsilon].sub.i] is an additive error term.
The perverted dad told investigators he had "stopped using the home computer to download the indecent images as his children would use it for their homework and social media".
We use administrative data on North Carolina public school students to corroborate earlier surveys that document broad racial and socioeconomic gaps in home computer access and use.
The early 1980s was a golden age for gamers with Sinclair, Atari and Commodore all fighting for custom after introducing the very first gaming machines into the home computer market.