Professional Organizations:

Support from People with Know-How



Introduction


People who got involved in the early days of popular computing usually characterized themselves either as "professionals", those who already worked in the data processing industry, or "amateur hobbyists", those who pursued other work but were fascinated by computers (including young students). Professionals already had organizations that offered collegial support and brought employees from many different, often competing, companies together to share knowledge and best practices. Computer enthusiasts used their professional meetings to spread the word about the possibilities and practices associated with the new little machines. This section documents those organizations and their contribution to the education of their members and the public at large.

What Organizations Participated?


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Miscellaneous


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