In 1977, at age 13, Jonathan Rotenberg became an unlikely pioneer in the nascent personal computer industry. In the library of his high school, he cofounded an organization to demystify personal computers called The Boston Computer Society. The BCS would become the world’s largest personal computer user organization. By the time he was 21, Jonathan had been profiled in The Wall Street Journal (front page), PEOPLE, BusinessWeek, InfoWorld, The New York Times, The Boston Globe and TIME magazine, and on CBS Evening News.The Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs named Jonathan one of the “Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs in America.” Today, Jonathan is a management consultant and executive coach who works with senior leaders of global companies to help them become more customer-centric. He has an A.B. in Economics from Brown University; an MBA from Harvard Business School; and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
On January 26, 2014, the Computer History Museum released this never-before-seen video of the first public showing of Macintosh. Thirty years ago, on January 30, 1984, Steve Jobs came to Boston to introduce his groundbreaking new computer to members of the world’s largest personal computer organization.Read More