It spawned an industry, and more importantly, it played an integral roll in both the launch of the personal computer industry and the early days of Apple Computer. No matter how you slice it, the Homebew Computer Club is a part of geeklore forever.
From 1975 to 1986, a group of Silicon Valley computer hobbyists met monthly at the Menlo Park Community Computer Center to trade parts, circuits and information about building computers. From the ranks of the club came many forward thinkers, including Bob Marsh, George Morrow, Gordon French, Adam Osborne, Lee Felsenstein, Bob Lash, Mike Fremont, Len Shustek, Walter Bryant, Marty Spergel, George Oetzel, Ralph Campbell, Mike Carlisle, John Draper and Jerry Lawson. Also members of the club were Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
Homeage has put together a nifty Homebrew Computer Club tee-shirt that you can order for $28.00. Not too expensive for some geekcred, is it? The company also sells a “Stay hungry, Stay Foolish” t-shirt as well, should you find yourself needing another Apple inspired shirt for your dresser.