Contains instruction in laptop concepts, information methods, networking, working methods, computer hardware, the Internet, software purposes, assist desk ideas and downside solving, and principles of customer support. Started by a group of engineers that left Digital Tools Company (DEC), Information Common designs the Nova minicomputer. It had 32 KB of reminiscence and sold for $8,000. Ed de Castro, its foremost designer and co-founder of Information General, had earlier led the staff that created the DEC PDP-eight. The Nova line of computers continued through the 1970s, and influenced later systems like the Xerox Alto and Apple 1.