What Happened on April 15th
april 15, 1977 First West Coast Computer Faire Begins
The first West Coast Computer Faire begins, introducing personal computers, in both kit and assembled form, to a new audience--the general public. It was an important year for personal computing as three of the most popular personal computing systems of all time were announced then: the Apple II, the Commodore PET, and the Radio Shack TRS-80. The Faire, held at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium & Brooks Hall, exposed tens of thousands of enthusiasts and the curious to a coming revolution in computing that would change all of our lives. The first Faire is one of the most significant events in the history of personal computing.