Artifact Details

Title

Felsenstein, Lee oral history

Catalog Number

102702231

Type

Text

Date

2008-05-07

Contributor

Crosby, Kip, Interviewer
Felsenstein, Lee, Interviewee
Shustek, Len, Cameraperson
Spicer, Dag, Editor

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

El Cerrito, California

Extent

41 p.

Description

Personal computing pioneer Lee Felsenstein was responsible for designing several of the seminal personal computers of the 1970s and ‘80s as well as leading the groundbreaking Homebrew Computer Club meetings for several years. Among many topics, he discusses radical 1960s Berkeley, including the Free Speech Movement of which he was a part, where he developed a keen sense of fair play and social justice. Felsenstein’s designs influenced an entire generation of personal computer user and were some of the most highly-sought after computers of their day.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Felsenstein, Lee; UC Berkeley; UNIVAC; Free Speech Movement; Central High School Computer Club; Ampex Corporation; Data General Nova (Computer); BASIC (Computer program language); XDS-940; Community Memory; TV Typewriter; Moore, Fred; Albrecht, Bob; French, Gordon; People’s Computer Company; Ahl, David; Creative Computing; MITS Altair; Gates, Bill; Allen, Paul; CP/M; Homebrew Computer Club; Processor Technology; SOL-20; Pennywhistle 103 MODEM; Tom Swift Terminal; VDM-1; Popular Electronics; Micro-Soft; Xerox NoteTaker; MicroPro; WordStar; Osborne Computer; Osborne, Adam; Osborne 1 (Computer); Osborne Executive; Golemics; Interval Research; Laos; Jhai Foundation; One Telecenter Per Village

Collection Title

Oral History Collection

Lot Number

X4653.2008