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New Jersey’s Role in Computing History

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Did you know that New Jersey was deeply involved in the evolution of the computer industry? Join us via Zoom for a talk by Evan Koblentz and learn how the summer of ’48 shaped the 21st century; why a Jersey shore army base made a computer as big as a whale; how Apple almost had a different name, and much more — all because of events in the Garden State.

Evan Koblentz is a computer historian and technology writer, and the author of the book Abacus to Smartphone: The Evolution of Mobile and Portable Computers.  He also operates a Lego robotics website called Minds Before The Storm.

Registration is required. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link via email in advance of the meeting.

 

Image:  MOBIDIC (Mobile Digital Computer), 1956

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May 6
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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