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David Greelish - Classic Computing. Johns Creek, GA, US

David Greelish David Greelish

Classic Computing


Computer Historian, Author, Lecturer, Blogger & Podcaster



I am a Computer Historian; a professional computer industry historian. I believe that I am as qualified and as "real" a Computer Historian as any other person today who might state that they are. I don't have a college degree in computer history, but as far as I can tell, there is not such a thing. I have been reading and studying computer history now for well over twenty years. I estimate that I have read no less than sixty books on the subject, not counting textbooks, magazines, audiobooks, online articles, plus interviews, videos and other ephemera. I have roughly eighty computer history books and a hundred or so related magazines in my personal library. It's an interesting parallel too, that the earliest computer scientists, engineers and programmers did not graduate from a formal computer science curriculum, but rather were mostly electrical engineers. Many were later pulled from other disciplines like Art, Economics, History, English (languages), Philosophy, Sociology and others.

In 1992, I founded the Historical Computer Society and then went on to publish nine issues of "Historically Brewed," a newsletter or "zine" of computer history nostalgia. More recently, I published all of those zines in a book, and I included my story. I started the Atlanta Historical Computing Society in late 2010. Currently, I am the Director of the upcoming Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 1.0. I also blog and produce podcasts on computer history nostalgia. I have been a contributor to,,, and others. I have given numerous presentations to user groups, and more recently to the Vintage Computer Festival Midwest and KansasFest.

Industry Expertise (3)

Writing and Editing

Media - Online


Accomplishments (1)

Please see LinkedIn (professional)

Education (1)

The Hard Knocks School of Computer History: Master's, History of the Computer Technology Industry

"A master's degree is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice. Within the area studied, graduates are posited to possess advanced knowledge of a specialized body of theoretical and applied topics; high order skills in analysis, critical evaluation or professional application; and the ability to solve complex problems and think rigorously and independently."

Affiliations (1)

  • Atlanta Historical Computing Society



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