Artifact Details

Title

Commercial hardware

Catalog Number

102706826

Type

Audio

Date

1977-04

Credits

Erickson, Richard

Publisher

Butterfly Media Dimensions

Place of Publication

San Francisco, CA

Identifying Numbers

Other number Tape #19

Format

Standard audio cassette

Description

The 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.

Papers presented during this session:

Richard Erickson, "A computerized PROM Programmer, PROM Emulator, and Cross Assembler System"
Alice E. Ahlgren, "A new approach to microcomputer systems for education"

Series Title

The First West Coast Computer Faire

Credit

Gift of Jim Warren

Lot Number

X2595.2004

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