Computers and people professionals that preserve, troubleshoot, program, administer, network, and build them are central to most every industry. Physicist Stan Frankel, intrigued by small, general-goal computers, developed the MINAC at Caltech. The Librascope division of defense contractor Normal Precision buys Frankel’s design, renaming it the LGP-30 in 1956. Used for science and engineering as well as simple data processing, the LGP-30 was a discount” at lower than $50,000 and an early example of a ‘personal computer,’ that is, a computer made for a single consumer.