TitleKick-off banquet address
PublisherButterfly Media Dimensions
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, CA
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FormatStandard audio cassette
DescriptionThe West Coast Computer Faire was an annual computer industry conference and exposition. The first fair was held in 1977 and was organized by Jim Warren and Bob Relling. At the time, it was the biggest computer show in the world, intended to popularize the peronal computer in the home.
This first fair took place on April 16-17, 1977, in San Francisco Civic Auditorium and Brooks Hall, and saw the debut of the Commodre PET, presented by Chuck Peddle, and the Apple II, presented by then 21-year-old Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. There were about 180 exhibitors, among them Intel, MITS, and Digitial Research. More than 12,000 people visited the fair.
List of papers presented during this session:
Frederik Pohl, "Robots you can make for fun and profit"
John H. Whitney, "Digital pyrotechnics: the computer in vusual arts"