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This Day in History

Today: September 17, 2014

March 3, 1975

Homebrew Computer Club Holds First Meeting

The Homebrew Computer Club first met in a garage in Menlo Park, California. Founders Fred Moore and Gordon French hosted about 30 microcomputer hobbyists, who spent the first meeting discussing the Altair, a computer that could be built at home from a kit. The club and others like it led to a burgeoning popularity of the personal computer.