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HOPE Number Six (2006): "Retrocomputing" (Download)

HOPE Number Six (2006): "Retrocomputing" (Download)

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Saturday, July 22, 2006: 1:00 pm (Area "A"): A regular feature of HOPE conferences, this year's retrocomputing panel will reminisce about bulletin board systems. The dial-up BBS was how many people sent their first email, read forum posts, and found the electronic communities that would later migrate to the Internet.

Sellam will also give a brief introduction of the history of computing and talk about the various eras since the invention of the first modern day computers in the 1950s with an introduction to Babbage's work in the 1830s. Also discussed will be hacker history, phreaking history, how the culture sprang up, and what it has morphed into today.

Hosted by  Sam Nitzberg, Richard Cheshire, Sellam Ismail, and Jason Scott