ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010

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Our Featured Presentation at the ALE Central meeting
for Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at 7:30pm will be
“Defining the Third Tier in Personal Computing”

presented by avid computer technology historian
and collector, David Greelish

— The presentation will be exploring the question of
“What is the third tier in personal computing?”.
The first tier was the desktop computer. The second tier
was defined by the laptop, but what exactly is the third
tier? This personal computing category has been largely
indeterminate for over two decades and defining it
presents some interesting challenges. David will also be
discussing computer history in general, showcasing a few
significant desktop computers, a number of handheld
and palmtop / PDAs, with Q & A welcomed.

— David Greelish is a long time computer history enthusiast
and collector. He started the Historical Computer Society in
1992, and began creating a newsletter about old computers
in 1993 called Historically Brewed. He now runs where he blogs, produces
a video podcast, and is recording an excellent book into a
free audio book podcast - Stan Veit’s History of the Personal
Computer. David has also started creating a local user group
to meet and play with vintage machines, and is planning to
start the first annual Classic Computing Expo next year.

We will be meeting in our usual Gambrel Hall room 1C venue.
Meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found
HERE (or via the side bar link).

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