wayne.smith at charter.net
Sun Aug 23 17:31:18 CDT 2020
The LA Times called it the first computer store in a story in December
1975. The first ad for the store ran in July of that year. I've put
scans of the article and the ad here:
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> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 22:02:53 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com>
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> Subject: Re: Computer stores
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> When dozens or hundreds start up within weeks or months of each
> every one is important, and most are interesting, but "FIRST" or
> THE TREND" (implying being the "first") cease to really mean
> It's generally better to never use the word "FIRST"; there is almost
> always a lesser known one that was earlier.
> The trend from being a sideline within a business, to becoming the
> primary focus of the business can seem anticlimactic, but is what
> the core of the transition.
> Think of Fry's, NLS, etc.
> On Sat, 22 Aug 2020, jim stephens via cctalk wrote:
> > On 8/22/2020 9:53 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> >> On 8/22/20 8:52 AM, Murray McCullough via cctalk wrote:
> >>> 45 yrs. ago last month, mid-July, Dick Heiser started a new
> industry, the
> >>> retail computer store. It opened in West L.A. under the name
> Arrow Head
> >>> COmputer Company. aka, The Computer Store. This began the
> direct marketing
> >>> of microcomputers to hobbyists, later to the masses of the
> >>> albeit a small market 45 yrs. ago.
> >>> Happy computing.
> >>> Murray ?
> >> Does this precede Paul Terrell's Byte Shop #1 in Mountain View,
> >> --Chuck
> > Not soon after, Dave and Tom Freeman, Advanced Computer
> Products in Santa
> > Ana, CA.
> > thanks
> > JIm
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