People’s Computer Company. Vol 1. No. 1 (–3). Dennis Allison, Bob Albrecht, Jerry, Brown, Peter Lynn Sessions, LeRoy Finkel, Mary Jo Albrecht, Jane Wood.
People’s Computer Company. Vol 1. No. 1 (–3).
People’s Computer Company. Vol 1. No. 1 (–3).
Extremely Scarce, Early Computing Publication

People’s Computer Company. Vol 1. No. 1 (–3).

California: People’s Computer Center, 1972–1973. First edition. Three issues of the computing newsletter. Illustrated. 15 [1]; 19 [1]; 15 [1] p. Edges slightly creased. Otherwise in fine condition.

First three issues of one of the earliest computing publications by People’s Computer Company.

People’s Computer Company (PCC) was an organization and a newsletter founded by the key figures of the early history of microcomputers, Dennis Allison, Bob Albrecht. PCC was among the first organizations to recognize and actively advocate playing as a legitimate way of learning. It published arguably the first best-sellers in microcomputer literature, My Computer Likes Me When I Speak BASIC and What to Do After You Hit Return. The company was an early proponent of software without copyright. They were one of the first ones to recognize the potential of Tiny BASIC, a family of dialects of the BASIC programming language, designed by Dennis Allison, which was one of the earliest free software projects, where programmers were invited to develop and share their source code openly.

People’s Computer Company was one of the first publications to aim at bringing computing to the people. Starting out as a newspaper, by the end of the 70s it was published as a magazine titled Recreational Computing. It ceased publication in 1981.


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