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Since World War II the evolutionary history of machine automation, mathmatics, scientific discovery, manufacturing, education and medicine as been intertwined with computing evolution. Just imagine where we'd be without the sizable contribution of computers in space exploration and aviation, information technology, networking and communications, medicine, education, and entertainment. Bill and his associates would be honored to share these stories by presenting themed lectures and hands-on workshops to varied groups with an interest in the subject. We specialize in customized lectures tailored to the needs of the audience.

The following is a list of lectures and workshops from previous engagements. If you wish to have a lecture presentation at your next event please use the contact form below to schedule a presenter.

  • What is Microcomputing History and why is it important to preserve microcomputer systems, software, and manuals?
  • The Early Processor Wars - 1974 through 1979
  • Early Microcomputer Operating Systems
  • Microcomputer Mass Storage
  • The History of CP/M
  • Family Computers
  • Portable Computers
  • The IBM PC, MS DOS, and the Demise of CP/M
  • Apple Computer, and the Graphical User Interface
  • Commodore Business Machines
  • How to restore a historical computer / artifact
  • Getting Your S-100 Floppy Drive System Working and Installing CP/M
  • MidAtlantic Computer History
  • How to operate a front panel computer, HEX, Octal Math, Bootstrapping, etc.
  • Teletype Restoration 101
  • Introduction to Vintage Software Restoration
  • The evolution of the BASIC programming language, a technical discussion
  • Using the Teletype ASR 33
  • 1977: The year of the appliance computer
  • VMS / DEC VAX Restoration 101
  • Historic Hacking Hardware
  • HEARSES AND HAND-HELD CALCULATORS: THE UNLIKELY CONNECTIONS THAT SHAPED MODERN TECHNOLOGY AND TECH CULTURE
  • THe Philadelphia Area Computer Society (PACS) and the Evolution of Microcomputing

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