Don French was the visionary at Tandy Radio Shack the convinced management computers are the wave of the future. He and Steve Leininger created the TRS-80 Model I and started a personal computer revolution focused in America’s favorite electronics retailer!
Early Apple employee Andy Hertzfeld discusses his Apple II experiences that led him to join a small computer company in Cupertino with very big ideas.
Adam Spring hosts a panel discussion following a special viewing of “Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine” – a film by Zach Weddington who leads the discussion. Zach is joined by a number of Amiga friends including Glen Keller – the engineer behind the sound system in many Commodore products including the Amiga series. Trevor Dickinson joins – co-founder of A-Eon Technology – a company focused on continuing hardware and software development of current generation Amiga eco-system. Aaron Ruchetta adds an in-depth perspective on the machines legacy in the Atlanta area. And Anthony Becker and Amiga Bill Winters join from the Guru Meditation Amiga channel to round out the panel.
Aaron from the Viva Amiga! panel discusses the impact Amiga’s had on various aspects of Atlanta live including the 1996 Olympic Games!
Early MOS Technology engineer and principle designer of the MOS 6502 Microprocessor that powered Atari 2600 & VCS, 400, 600, and 800 series of Atari personal computers, Commodore KIM-1, PET, VIC-20, and C=64, the Apple II series, Nintendo Famicom/NES, BBC Micro and many other pioneering personal computers chats about the history of personal computing, his role in the early rat race in Silicon Valley, and his current projects in 2017.
Early Commodore Engineer Bil Herd gives an impromptu talk on his career at Commodore working with the design team of the 128 and other important C= machines.
David Larson helped create and author many of the original ‘Bug Book’s from Sam’s Publishing that introduced so many to modern electronics and computers. David discusses the genesis and maturation of the Bug Book series, his Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Collection, and what he is up to now.