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PC greats come out for Homebrew Computer Club reunion (pictures)

Nearly 100 original members of the famous club came out the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., to toast 38 years of membership and the huge achievements of its members.

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Daniel Terdiman
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Woz and Captain Crunch

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Monday night, hundreds of people came out to celebrate the Homebrew Computer Club, one of the most important groups in the history of the technology industry.

Among its most famous members were Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, left, and John Draper (aka Captain Crunch).

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Apple I

As at the original club meetings, the reunion featured demonstrations of a wide range of computers and technology. Among them was this working Apple I.
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Osbornes

Created by the Homebrew Computer Club's Lee Felsenstein, the Osborne was the world's first mass-produced portable computer.
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Lee Felsenstein

Osborne Computer Corporation founder -- and original Homebrew Computer Club member -- Lee Felsenstein at the reunion Monday night.
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Apple employee number one

Bill Fernandez, said to have been Apple employee number one (though he had badge number four) talks to Homebrew Computer Club members at the reunion.

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Bruce Damer and the Apple II DOS documents

Bruce Damer, founder of the Digibarn, shows off the original Apple II DOS documents. The Digibarn recently uncovered the documents -- arguably some of the most important in Apple's history.
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Sol computer

A Sol-20 Terminal Computer, otherwise known as the Sol Personal Computer, from 1976, seen at the Homebrew Computer Club reunion Monday night.
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Altair open

An Altair 8800, perhaps the world's-first personal computer, with its top open.
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Woz holding court

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak holds court at the reunion.
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Captain Crunch greets friend

John Draper, aka Captain Crunch, greets old friends at the reunion.
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Toasting Spergel

Homebrew Computer Club member Marty Spergel couldn't make it to the reunion -- physically at least. But he managed to make an appearance via a telepresence robot.
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Apple I -- real and clone

A real Apple I, left, and a brand-new Apple I clone, on display at the reunion.

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