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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 284.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2000 08:00:21 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: Computer History Lecture: Rich Tennant on "A Cartoonist's 
    View  of Computer History"
    greetings humanists,
    ((an interesting venture --is forwarded via Prof. David Farber's <IP>
    (Interesting People) Listserv..-arun))
    Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 17:25:41 -0400
    From: Dave Farber <farber@cis.upenn.edu>
      >'The 5th Wave' Creator Richard Tennant
      >will speak on
      >"A Cartoonist's View of Computer History"
      >Wednesday, October 11, 2000, 6 p.m.
      >NASA Ames Research Center
      >Main Auditorium, (Building N201)
      >Moffett Federal Airfield,
      >Mountain View, CA
      >Reception to follow in the Museum's Visible Storage Exhibit Area (Building
      >Advance reservations are required
      >in order to be admitted to Moffett Federal Airfield.
      >RSVP by Monday, October 9, 2000 to:
      >Wendy Ann Francis
      >Tel: +1 650 604 5205
      >E-m: francis@computerhistory.org
      > URL: <http://www.computerhistory.org/events/lectures/tennant_10112000/>
      >Take a walk down memory lane with cartoonist Rich Tennant, author of the
      >cartoon series "The 5th Wave." His extensive library of high tech cartoons
      >dating from the late 1980's chronicles the evolution of the computer
      >industry and its impact on society. Using subjects ranging from mainframes
      >to pocket PC's, to computers in our homes, schools, and on the beach, and
      >through virtual reality, fuzzy logic and web TV, Rich offers humorous
      >insights into this dynamic industry.
      >Background on the Speaker
      >Tennant has been a weekly editorial cartoonist for both Computerworld and
      >Federal Computer Week for over 10 years. He is the author of The 5th Wave -
      >BYTEing Humor (1992), Version 2.0 - More BYTEing Humor (1995) most
      >recently, Downloaded (2000). He is also resident cartoonist for the
      >best-selling "...for Dummies" books.  Acknowledged by Forbes ASAP Magazine
      >as "the father of the computer cartoon," Rich Tennant has also been
      >recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery and the National
      >Academy of Engineering. His portrait was featured amongst the communicators
      >in the "Wizards and Their Wonders: Portraits in Computing" exhibit,
      >published by The Computer Museum in 1997.  Rich has been featured in
      >newspapers and on television, and has given presentations at seminars,
      >conferences and user groups across the country.  Look for Rich's work at
      > <http://www.the5thwave.com>
      >Information about The Computer Museum History Center
      >Website:  <http://www.computerhistory.org>
      >         Established in 1996, The Computer Museum History Center is a
      >non-profit entity dedicated to preserving and presenting the artifacts and
      >stories of the Information Age. It is home to one of the largest
      >collections of computing artifacts in the world, a collection comprising
      >over 3,000 artifacts, 2,000 films and videotapes, 5,000 historical
      >photographs, 2,000 linear feet of books and other cataloged documentation,
      >and gigabytes of software. The collection is housed in a Visible Storage
      >Exhibit Area in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley.
      >This artifact-rich resource  designed to appeal to engineers, scholars,
      >researchers, computer enthusiasts and the general public  will be housed in
      >a new facility to be built within the next few years by the Museum as part
      >of the NASA Research Park.  The Computer Museum History Center's History
      >Lecture Series is designed to provide educators, researchers, the media and
      >the public with an important resource for information about key events of
      >the Information Age.  For information about sponsorship opportunities for
      >the History Lecture Series, please contact Karen Mathews, Executive Vice
      >President at 650-604-2568.
      >*** Please remember ***
      >RSVP by Monday, October 9, 2000
      >and bring Picture ID to the event.
      >Dag Spicer
      >Curator & Manager of Historical Collections
      >The Computer Museum History Center
      >NASA Ames Research Center - Moffett Field
      >Mountain View, CA  94035
      >Offices: Building T12-A
      >Exhibit Area: Building 126
      >Tel: +1 650 604 2578
      >Fax: +1 650 604 2594
      >E-m: spicer@computerhistory.org
      >WWW: http://www.computerhistory.org
      >Next Computer History Lecture: "A Cartoonist's View of Computer History,"
      >by "The 5th Wave" cartoonist Rich Tennant.
      >See:  http://www.computerhistory.org/events/lectures/tennant_10112000/

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