The Homebrew Computer Club

Monday, August 22, 2005

Homebrew Computer Club Newsletter logo

I saw an interesting program last night called Revolution OS which basically talked about the GNU project and OPEN SOURCE movement, but also delved back into computer prehistory and touched on this club that a lot of the early computer wanks belonged to. The founders of Apple Computers, among others, met to discuss the brand new Altair 8800, Altair Basic, and programming in general; such early collaborations are generally credited with giving rise to the personal computer movement and industry.

Additional Links

Bill Gates Open Letter to Hobbyists, 1976
Lee Felsenstein and the HCC
Memoirs of a Homebrew Computer Club Member
Homebrew and how the Apple came to be
Computer History: 1976-1977
Scans of HCC Newsletters: 1975-1977
Hi-Rez photo gallery: The Altair 8800
Early computing: Micro-soft History
The Apple I: debuted at HCC


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