Computer stores

wrcooke at wrcooke at
Sat Aug 22 12:45:15 CDT 2020

> On August 22, 2020 at 12:15 PM Lyle Bickley via cctech <cctech at> wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Aug 2020 11:52:19 -0400Murray McCullough via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> > 45 yrs. ago last month, mid-July, Dick Heiser started a new industry, theretail computer store. It opened in West L.A. under the name Arrow HeadCOmputer Company. aka, The Computer Store. This began the direct marketingof microcomputers to hobbyists, later to the masses of the middle class,albeit a small market 45 yrs. ago.
> > Happy computing.Claiming "First" in computer "anything" is just about always a dangerous thing;)

> But for sure, several personal computer stores existed 45 years ago!
> Personal Computer Corporation (whom Stan Veit wrote created the term "PersonalComputer") was formed by Everett Holland on Jan 4, 1976 as an "S" Corp. Thebusiness started with a store in Frazier, PA in March of 1976. The 

He didn't directly claim first.  Just that Heiser started an industry.  However, July 75 (45 years ago) is certainly before Terrel's Byte shop (Dec 75 according to Wikipedia) and the March 76 listed above.


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