PC Software Conference II

November 2004
Mountain View, CA

On November 19, 2004, the Software History Center (the predecessor to the Software Industry Special Industry Group) convened a second meeting of PC Software pioneers 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. This meeting was held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA and included three workshops on various aspects of the PC software industry. The 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.


Aspray, Bill Hines, Karol
Bergin, Tim Hoxie, Gib
Bergstrom, Mark Jerger, Doug
Bride, Ed Johnson, Luanne
Bugos, Glenn Kapor, Mitch
Byers, Tom Keet, Lee
Carlston, Doug LaHay, Ed
Carr, Robert Mahoney, Mike
Ceruzzi, Paul Peuto, Bernard
Coleman, Denis Phillips, Jan
Cortada, Jim Roizen, Heidi
Edmondson, Chris Roizen, Peter
Ensmenger, Nathan Ross, Ken
Esber, Ed Schachter, Oscar
Farros, Royal Shustek, Len
Glaser, George Spicer, Dag
Grad, Burt Toole, John
Grier, David Walter, Brett
Haigh, Thomas Williams, Mike
Harris, Peter Wilson, Camilo
Hendrix, Gary Yost, Jeff


Database and Utilities

Financial & Management Software

Personal Productivity Software

Companies Represented:

ACT, Ashton-Tate, Broderbund Software, C&E Software, Contact Management Systems, DEC, Digital Research, Dun & Bradstreet,  Fortex, Lifetree Software, Lotus, National CSS, Personal Software, Ross Systems, Software News, SRI, Symantec, T/Maker, tsi

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