Vol. 1, #6, August 20, 1975
AFTER SIX MONTHS
Fred Moore and Gordon French put the first club meeting together March 5, 1975 and they are due credit for starting the first amateur computer club in the Bay Area.
The Homebrew Computer Club has grown steadily since then. Thirty-two people attended the first meeting, and now attendance is approaching 100. The newsletter mailing roster is near the 300 mark.
FRED MOORE TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Fred Moore announced during the August 6, 1975 meeting that personal plans will take him to the Washington D.C. area.
At the first meeting Fred took the task of keeping everyone informed of club activities, meeting locations
(remember those roving meeting locations), and news the computer hobbyist needed. He produced the newsletter faithfully and superbly. Look in the first issue of BYTE magazine’s Club-Newsletter section for a reproduction of the complete first page of issue number four.
With this issue a new editor takes over and will, with the help of others, keep the files in order. Here’s how it stacks up now: Robert Reiling, editor; John Schulein, technical editor; Tom Pittman, mailing list; Lenny Shuster, meeting room; Ray Boaz, treasurer; Ken McGinnis, contributing editor.
Others have offered assistance, such as Bill Hill who is thinking about a “Yellow Pages”, Nick Donckel who is looking for a better information exchange system at meetings, and Terry Lee who has technical material if members are interested.
Some things are for the future but others are of immediate concern, for example, expansion of the contributing editors list. This is essential. Needed is material on software (practical routines a guy can get running on his hobby system), games that don’t need a Super BASIC to run, application data, hardware ideas (how to modify your Altair, etc.), and peripheral devices.
Another immediate concern is feedback to the editor and to contributing editors. Did Terry Lee’s Design Notes in the past several issues help you? What are your comments? Is the content oriented properly? Let’s have some comments from you. It will help get the right information flowing.
Send along your material and don’t forget those news items that others will want to read. When possible, “camera ready” copy will be big help.