Meeting Date

April 13, 2017

The Making of the MCM / 70 Computer
a presentation by Dr. Zbigniew Stachniak

These are five of the topics under consideration for presentation at this time.

  1. -- The MCM / 70 computer -- the world's first PC, made in Toronto and Kingston; I have written extensively about this (including a book); I can bring an MCM / 70 to illustrate the lecture.
  2. -- the NABU Network -- one of the most innovative PC networks of the 1980s and the beginning of electronic delivery of software in Canada; the network would be demonstrated using an emulator.
  3. -- history of computing through emulation (the use of hardware emulators to preserve and research computing artifacts); would include a demo of some of the emulators.
  4. -- microcomputers from Microsystems International Ltd; this company not only manufactured Canada's first CPU but also some of the world's first microcomputers; demonstration of some of the computers and their emulators.
  5. -- digital archaeology -- this talk describes the results of a project at York University Computer Museum aimed at the recovery and interpretation of some of the earliest personal software created for a PC.

If you have a preference, please let John Sylvestervich know so that he can co-ordinate with the presenter.

The Club's General Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at Faith United Church, 1778 Nash Road in Courtice, 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Durham PC Users' Club Contacts:
Position Available - Program Director, 905-723-6797
John Sylvestervich - President, 905-723-6797
Anne Delong - Vice President 905-623-6975
Bob Bell - Publicity Director 905-571-6748