Steve Wozniak will be appearing on a panel at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, on December 10th, 2007, celebrating the birth of the personal computer. Also on the panel will be Adam Chowaniec of Commodore and Amiga and Jack Tramiel of Atari. The full press release is after the jump.
Founding Fathers of the Computer Converge on First Ever Panel at the Computer History Museum, Sponsored by Liquid Computing, Inc.Amiga Developer Adam Chowaniec, IBM PC Developer William Lowe, Commodore Founder Jack Tramiel, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Commemorate 25 Years of Computing Innovation
Los Altos , Calif. — December 3, 2007 — Liquid Computing, Inc., the developer of LiquidIQ(R), the industry-leading fabric computing architecture system, today announced it is the premier sponsor of the Impact of the Commodore 64: 25th Anniversary Celebration panel event at the Computer History Museum (CHM) on December 10, 2007. Part of the CHM Presents speaker series, this historic event will feature the first ever panel of the distinguished “Founding Fathers of the Computer,” who developed some of the world’s earliest and most successful personal computers.
The event celebrates the era of microcomputer innovation since 1982 when the market was dominated by the Commodore 64, IBM PC, the Atari 8-bit family, the Amiga family, the Apple II, and Tandy Corporation’s TRS-80. These early advances spawned a tremendous market for home, small business, distributed and networked technology uses that are critical to today’s personal productivity tools and business solutions. The following featured panelists will provide recollections and perspectives from their early experiences:
- Adam Chowaniec , Chairman of the Board, Liquid Computing, Inc. (Former Vice President of Technology at Commodore and Developer of Amiga)
- William Lowe , CEO and President, NEPS (Former President of the Entry Systems Division at IBM)
- Jack Tramiel , Founder and CEO, Commodore International (Former President and CEO of Atari Corp. )
- Steve Wozniak , Co-Founder, Apple Computer (now Apple, Inc.)
John Markoff, a well-known journalist, lecturer and author will moderate the panel.
The Commodore 64 is one of the best-selling single personal computer models of all time. The platform was a turning point in computing history, as it dramatically altered public knowledge of, and access to, computing. Approximately 10,000 commercial software titles were developed for the Commodore 64 including development tools, office applications and games.
“Liquid Computing is proud to be the lead sponsor for this historic event and salutes these great technology leaders and the powerful impact of their achievements in business and society,” said Brian Hurley, CEO, Liquid Computing, Inc. “We are honored to have one of the panelists, Dr. Adam Chowaniec, as an investor and Chairman of Liquid Computing. His long-standing passion for innovation is reflected in Liquid Computing, which is ushering in the next major turning point.”
The event is also made possible by the contributions of several supporting sponsors, including: ATA Ventures, a capital investments firm with a focus on information technology; VenGrowth Asset Management, Inc., which provides Canadians access to specialized investment strategies; Sage Communications, a full-service marketing communications agency; and Viewstream, a leading media content and technology company.
For further information or to register for the event, please visit the Liquid Computing Web site at www.liquidcomputing.com/chm. An archived Web cast of the panel can also be accessed at this link on December 17, 2007.