PC Software Conference I

May 6, 2004
Needham, MA

On May 6, 2004, the Software History Center (the predecessor to the Software Industry Special Industry Group) convened a meeting of PC Software pioneers in Needham, MA to share their knowledge of the early days of the PC software industry and record their recollections of the events and people that shaped the industry. Eleven workshops were conducted on various aspects of the PC software industry. These workshops were recorded and the transcripts have been edited and posted on the Computer History Museum’s Oral History website. The workshops are listed below with links to the transcripts.


Abbate, Janet Kinlan, Jim
Aspray, Bill Kolowich, Michael
Bergin, Tim Landry, John
Brackett, John Mahoney, Mike
Bricklin, Dan Maples, Mike
Bride, Ed Morgan, Chris
Brizdle, Barbara Rabins, Richard
Campbell-Kelly, Martin Ross, Doug
Ceruzzi, Paul Rubinstein, Seymour
Dyer, Ben Sachs, Jonathon
Ensmenger, Nathan Schachter, Oscar
Frankston, Bob Schoenberg, Larry
Fylstra, Dan Tarter, Jeff
Galley, Connie Toole, John
Grad, Burt Tucker, Scott
Grier, David Virgo, Elizabeth
Haigh, Thomas Wasch, Ken
Imlay, John P., Jr. Welke, Larry
Jerger, Doug Yost, Jeff
Johnson, Luanne


Accounting Software

Legal Issues – Contracts

Legal Issues – Piracy

Lotus 1-2-3

Marketing and Sales

Marketing – Pricing and Packaging

Systems Software

Technical – Customer Support

Technical – Development


Word Processing

Companies Represented:

ACT, ADAPSO, AGS, Computer Collector Newsletter,  DigiNovations, Digital Light and Color, Duns Plus, Fortex, IBM, ICP, InfoCom, Intelligent Systems, KMT Software. Lotus, Mercator, MicroPro, Microsoft, MSA, Peachtree Software, Personal Software, PC Computing Magazine, Slate, Softletter, Softech, Software Arts, Software Garden, Software Magazine, Solomon Software, SPA, Timeslips, tsi, Visicorp

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