Great Northern Machine Wars: Rivalry Between User Groups in Finland
Abstract

The history of computing has been colored by “computer wars” that have raged between competing companies. Although the commercial wars have received much attention, clashes between supporters of different platforms remain largely undocumented. This article approaches the topic from a Finnish hobbyist perspective, focusing on three case studies that range from the emergence of affordable home computers and videogame consoles to modern-day wars.


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