Weren't old home computers just useless games consoles?
A part from recreation, they were sold like most things 'on the premise of a lie' - that they could be useful in the average household. Most of them used for playing Jet-set willy and learning pointless obsolete programming. How many people use basic now? Waste of time really, weren't they?
@Grundoon, I dunno I'm not a human trafficker
I'm not talking about PC. I mean the Amstrad CPC464, spectrum, commodore vic 20 / 64, even the Amiga
There isn't even a section here to post under for the first home computers, they are that obsolete.
I'm just nominating this answer because it's so random and bizarre: