• Dec 25, 1919
    (b.) -
    Jul 29, 2010
    (d.)

Bio/Description

An entrepreneur and publisher, he played an important role in the early days of the personal computer industry in the United States. He studied at Brooklyn Polytech, RCA Institutes, Hofstra College, and received a Bachelor’s degree in education from New School University. He served in the U.S Air Force in World War II. He then worked as a technical writer for a number of defense contractors. In 1976 he opened Computer Mart of New York. This was one of the first computer stores in the world. It sold computers from Imsai, Sphere Computers, South West Technical Products, and Apple Computer, among others. It was in fact only the third Apple dealer appointed by Steve Jobs. Between 1976 and 1979, he was involved with most of the pioneers in the computer industry, including Steve Jobs, Charles Tandy, and Les Solomon, with whom he co-authored the book, “Getting Involved With Your Own Computer”. He then became a writer and editor, publishing “Using Microcomputers In Business, The Peripherals Book”, and articles for Personal Computing and Byte magazines. In 1980, he became the Computer Editor of Popular Electronics Magazine and later Technical Editor of Computers & Electronics magazine for Ziff Davis. He also became Sysop (system operator) of Ziff Davis' first online magazine on CompuServe. In 1983 he became the founding Editor-In-Chief of Computer Shopper magazine and later Editor-In-Chief and Publisher. After retiring, he ran a website about the early history of personal computers. He published his reminiscences about the early history of the personal computer industry in a 1993 book called “Stan Veit's History of the Personal Computer”.
  • Date of Birth:

    Dec 25, 1919
  • Date of Death:

    Jul 29, 2010
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Opened Computer Mart of New York, which was one of the first computer stores in the world
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