New for May 2018 PCC #1!

People’s Computer Company newsletters (newspapers, really) first published in October 1972 from the People’s Computer Company in Menlo Park, California, the first public learning center for computers. PCC was the pioneer long before the Homebrew Computer Club or Computer Lib.

Check out PCC Vol. 1, No. 1. here. Thanks Bob Albrecht for providing these early computer cultural gems and Mike Naberezny for scanning them!


The passing of Bob Taylor, leader and innovator of the digital world (13 April, 2017)

Bob Taylor, Leader of laboratories and the “father of the Internet ”

Dr. Bruce Damer marks the sad passing in April 2017 of Bob Taylor, the innovative father of much of the digital technology that we use every day. Bob funded Doug Engelbart’s lab in the mid 1960s creating the first interactive computing information environment using a mouse and conceived of and headed the ARPANET project, forerunner of the Internet. In the 70s he directed the Xerox PARC Computer Science Lab which brought us the Alto. the first networked personal computer, and ran DEC labs in the 80s-90s launching the first Web search engine before Google. This is the first of several interviews conducted in October 2014 by Dr. Bruce and author Adam Fisher at Bob’s home in Woodside, California. Credits: Adam Fisher, Dr. Bruce Damer (interviewers), Bob Taylor (interviewee), Xerox PARC (cover photo). Listen to DigiBarn founder Bruce Damer interviewing Bob Taylor in 2014 for the Levity Zone podcast

New York Times (Mar 14, 2017): Robert Taylor, Innovator Who Shaped Modern Computing, Dies at 85

Robert Taylor on Wikipedia. and the Digibarn pages on Xerox PARC

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