17514RE: [midatlanticretro] QST article
- Jun 19, 2010-------- Original Message --------
> From: "Kelly D. Leavitt" <kelly@...>the term "Personal Computer". Just wondering on the veracity of this
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> Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] QST article
> Kelly D. Leavitt wrote:
> > Did anyone read the article in this month's QST about the coining of
> >difference. Here is the reference:
> > 73 de Kelly
> > KB2SYD
> QST? ... ham radio. nope. What did they say?
> Sorry, the exact term was "Personal Computing". A subtle, but significant
>with Carl Helmers. He had mentioned the word 'personal' while discussing
> In an article by John Dilks...
> "I invented the term 'Personal Computing' after a telephone conversation
the pluses of owning our own computer and using them at home for all kinds
of uses that we envisioned. The name made sense. I later registered the
>28-29, 1976 (which I'm sure many of you are familiar with). Mr. Dilks was
> The article discusses "PC76", an early computer convention held on August
one of the people who made this event happen. Also mentions ACGNJ. Might be
an interesting person to give a talk. He is affiliated with InfoAge already
through the New Jersey Antique Radio Club.
We have spoken with John, to my knowledge he had not been available. It
would be an honor if he would speak at VCF, perhaps you can ask what favor
we could return to him.
(picture of pc 76 poster)_
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