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Computer Newsletters: User Groups and Flyers

Besides the glossy magazines, stacks of photocopied, hand-printed and distributed newsletters brought information and insight to computer users.



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Peter Hirshberg, Capital Children's Museum Peter Hirshberg was curator of the communications wing of the Capital Children's Museum in the early 1980s, where he helped build The Future Center, the computer lab outfitted with Atari 800 computers; and museum exhibits, some of which were computer controlled. This interview took place on April 12, 2021. In it, we discuss Ann Lewin-Benham, director of the museum; and Guy Nouri, from the Superboots lab, both of whom I previously interviewed....
Topics: interview, computer history, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, computer lab, Capital Children's...
Atari at the Science Fair: Mark Knutsen, Star Cluster   This is the third in a series of interviews called "Atari at the Science Fair" where I talk with people who used Atari 8-bit computers to create projects and enter them in science fairs. Today's interview is with Mark Knutsen, who wrote a star cluster simulation in the Forth programming language for his high school science fair. I found this blurb in the July 1986 edition of the Jersey Atari Computer Group newsletter: "June...
Topics: interview, computer history, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Star Cluster, Computer Recreations,...