November 11th: a historic event will take place, the Homebrew Computer Club reunion.
Yes, the venerable old HCC is reuniting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
Thanks to a successuful Kickstarter campaign, at least 25 original members of the club are expected to attend the event, including Steve “Woz” Wozniak; Ted Nelson, the father of hypertext; club co-founder Gordon French; and Lee Felsenstein, who designed the world’s first mass-produced portable computer, the 8080-based Sol-20.
The first Homebrew Computer Club newsletter, 1975 (Source: Computer History Museum)
“It was the most important thing in my life, and every two weeks I lived for it,” Wozniak told CNET in 2005, speaking of the Homebrew Computer Club. “I was too shy to even speak at all. The only two times I ever spoke were to introduce the Apple I and the Apple II.”
Thanks to the Kickstarter campaign, full photo coverage will be issued after the event.
(Note that Facebook is among the sponsors 😉 )