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Compis

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Compis (COMPuter I Skolan, also a pun on the colloquial Swedish word kompis meaning comrade or buddy) was a computer system intended for the general educational system in Sweden and sold to Swedish schools beginning in 1984 through the distributor Esselte Studium, who also was responsible for the software packages. The computers were also used in Danish, Finnish and Norwegian schools under the name Scandis. History In 1980, the ABC 80 used in the schools was regarded as becoming obsolete, and Styrelsen för teknisk utveckling (board for technical development) was tasked to find a replacement. In 1981, the procurement Tudis (Teknikupphandlingsprojekt Datorn i Skolan) was launched, and while the decision was controversial, Svenska Datorer AB was awarded the contract with development beginning in 1982. After Svenska Datorer went bankrupt, production was transferred to TeliDatorer/Telenova under Televerket (Sweden) The computer was distributed by Esselte and exclusively mar
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